Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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RE[3]: Comment by phoudoin
by Soulbender on Fri 26th Aug 2011 21:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by phoudoin"
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But it's when companies switched to personal computers instead of mainframe terminals (or typewriters, or well paper and pen :-) ) that the personal computers grew


Hmm...I dunno. I'm not sure there's a cause-effect in play here. It could also be the natural evolution of more and more people becoming exposed to computers over time. Companies switched to PC's long before the home computers started to fade. I don't think the PC really started making inroads in the home until it got MCGA/VGA graphics and half-decent sound sometime in the early 90's. The game market for PC's pretty much skyrocketed around this time when PC's suddenly didn't suck for games anymore. Interesting that, again, it was games that fueled the acceptance in the home.

Apple is the only survivor of this period in fact.

Well, IBM too. This fact makes me a bit sad.

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