Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 22:58 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Nokia is set to market their first Windows Phone 8 hardware differently, according to a report by the Financial Times. The manufacturer will be entering into partnerships with a handful of EU carriers to exclusively launch their next generation Windows Phone. The newspaper states the company has already entered into talks with a number of operators including France Telecom." Not to be a spoilsport or anything, but doesn't carrier exclusivity kind of rely on people actually, you know, desperately wanting a certain device? It's like Nokia's executives live in this fairytale land where people are actually buying Lumias and plan their actions accordingly. It's uncanny.
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RE[6]: Comment by ronaldst
by zima on Mon 30th Jul 2012 23:47 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by ronaldst"
zima
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I have worked in support, I still do.
I clearly stated "I help people with their computer "issues" for a living".

But I also said that it takes _very_ little for the average Joe to be completely helpless, regardless of the OS.
They need support for the simplest of problems.
So it doesn't matter if an OS uses the command-line for certain power-actions or a graphical UI, the regular user will need support way before that anyways.
That's why I'm saying it's a toss-up between all OS's. Regular desktop users simply don't understand computers, regardless of the OS.

Well, perhaps that background, working with "average Joes" who seek such support, makes you miss some other significant demographics...

But, believe it or not, there are tons of ~geeks who are very comfortable with Win, who can smotthly find their way around it, but find *nix approach quite irritating - and so they won't set up for others, won't ~service that *nix stuff. At my place, in the very recent times when hardly any home PC came with OS license, they were the ones mass-installing pirate copies of Windows XP, and not *nix (which in most cases would be sufficient, in machines used for browsing, IM, films, music ...and that's it). They might very well be an important factor for continuing dominance of Windows - it's not all "average Joes" vs "CLI magicians"

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