Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 11th Nov 2012 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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Personally I don't see Android as a mature and high quality system, let alone don't see any good for it to move to desktop. It enjoys its success in the mobile sphere because it came in the right time, not because it's technically superior to possible mobile alternatives. I.e. regular desktop Linux as well as mobile one is technically superior to Android. Having Android spread into desktop and becoming "Windows #2" will not be pleasant. It's enough that it creates problems in the mobile already.

That aside, Windows desktop domination is already slowly deteriorating to other desktop alternatives (without considering any mobile shifts). It's just not rapid, but a slow process.

Edited 2012-11-11 21:36 UTC

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