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 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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I see it differently. People just use more mobile devices which complement desktop usage. They aren't substituting one for the other completely though. So Android and iOS aren't pulling the user base from Windows because of its inferiority, rather because there is some balance shift between desktop and mobile form factors now. But it's not a replacement. I.e. when it balances out, there still remains a question of replacing the desktop Windows with better desktop alternative (such as Linux).

Edited 2012-11-11 21:34 UTC

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