Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 19th May 2012 08:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Smartphones have become the preferred computer of the masses. Sales surpassed those of personal computers in 2010, having grown over 50% per year for several years. Nearly 500 million smartphones shipped in 2011. This radically shifts the terrain in the consumer operating system competition that was, for years, firmly decided in favor of Windows. This article analyzes the New OS Wars.
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RE[3]: Comment by RichterKuato
by ilovebeer on Sat 19th May 2012 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by RichterKuato"
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

None of what you wrote proves that PC's sell because of Windows branding. Also, you're a blind fool if you believe there's real choice in the PC market.

Wrong. The tons of people who are happy with their Windows systems, and have purchased/upgraded based on that proves the Windows brand is strong with consumers. And, you're a blind fool if you think there _isn't_ real choice in the pc market. Today, right now, you can go buy a computer running Windows, OSX, or Linux. Windows may be purchased separately, OSX may be purchased separately, and Linux may be purchased or downloaded free-of-charge.

What exactly do you think choice is since you don't seem to agree with what the definition of choice is:

choice [chois] noun, adjective, choic·er, choic·est.
noun

1. an act or instance of choosing; selection: Her choice of a computer was made after months of research. His parents were not happy with his choice of friends.

2. the right, power, or opportunity to choose; option: The child had no choice about going to school.

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RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

Maybe on your planet where computers aren't used to run applications but we earthlings use computers precisely for their ability to run applications. So down here choice is thought of in those terms.

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ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Maybe on your planet where computers aren't used to run applications but we earthlings use computers precisely for their ability to run applications. So down here choice is thought of in those terms.

Are you actually suggesting OSX and Linux aren't options because they're not capable of running applications? As naive as you seem to be, I think I still gave you too much credit because that's completely absurd. The average computer user is able to do all the same things whether they're using Windows, OSX, or Linux....and they're able to do them with nearly the same effort. You thinking otherwise makes me wonder if you've ever even used a computer before.

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