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[4]: Comment by RichterKuato
by RichterKuato on Sat 19th May 2012 17:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by RichterKuato"
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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