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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by ilovebeer on Fri 6th Jul 2012 16:33 UTC
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I wish people would get it through their head that tablets are not replacements for desktops. While they may share similarities, they are not the same type of device used for all the same tasks. My work would simply be impossible to do on a tablet, yet for some insane reason you see people on here actually suggesting desktops are becoming a 'niche' thing.

You also hear the argument that tablets are "projected" to outsell desktops in X amount of years. However, those people completely ignore the fact that desktops are still selling in the hundreds of millions per year, hardly slowing at all as this `tablet takeover` is supposed to be happening.

In all honesty, it's hard not to laugh at some of this stuff. As integrated as computers are in our lives and society, how can people be so blind?

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