Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 22:27 UTC, submitted by Piet Simons
In the News Interesting charts by Horace Dediu: "As a result the Mac began to whittle down the advantage Windows had. The ratio of Windows to Mac units shipped fell to below 20, a level that was last reached before Windows 95 launched. It's as if the Mac reversed the Windows advantage. This was an amazing turnaround for the Mac. But the story does not end there." Too bad Dediu didn't include Android devices in his charts. The picture would change dramatically, and would downplay the important of either Windows or Mac/iOS. We're in a three-horse race - not the two-horse race Dediu paints.
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You can't have your cake and eat it too
by Nelson on Fri 6th Jul 2012 02:48 UTC
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Windows 8 is continuously slammed by some on here because its "a tablet OS" and isn't productive, however this article shows clear trends of where the industry is going.

It has without a doubt moved to mobile form factors and left desktops in the dust in favor of notebook form factors. (Battery consciousness and sub 20inch screens being key here)

This is followed up by an even more dramatic move to tablets. By 2016 tablets are expected to outpace the entire PC market. This is why the Apple strategy is bound to win eventually, if Microsoft does nothing.

This is exactly what the big bet in Windows 8 is about.
Hell, this is probably behind Google's recent power play into the Tablet market.

All the big players recognize where the next war is. Exciting times.

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