Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 17:05 UTC
Windows Two links to Marco Arment within a few days? Well, if you make good points: "Many Windows developers were upset that iOS development had to be done on a Mac, but it didn't hurt Apple: the most important developers for iOS apps were already using Macs. But the success of Windows 8 and Windows Phone in the consumer space requires many of those consumer-product developers, now entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, to care so much about Windows development that they want to use Windows to develop for it. How likely is that?" As usual a bit too Apple-centric (he implies - as explicit as possible while still being implicit - that only iOS developers can create great applications), but his point still stands. Judging by the abysmal quality of Microsoft's own Metro applications (Mail, Video, Music, People, IE10, etc.), even Microsoft doesn't know how to create great Metro applications.
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RE[6]: Comment by sagum
by reduz on Sun 24th Jun 2012 21:14 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by sagum"
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

It puzzles me in this day and age that Microsoft fanboys still exist..
The last time i saw someone being a fan of Microsoft was like.. 1996?

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RE[7]: Comment by sagum
by westlake on Sun 24th Jun 2012 23:17 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by sagum"
westlake Member since:
2010-01-07

It puzzles me in this day and age that Microsoft fanboys still exist..


It would be mean to suggest that the fanboy is --- by definition --- eternally adolescent.

That he refuses to see what he does not want to see: in this case, that Windows remains the OS of choice for a breathtaking number of users:

From Statcounter:

Mobile v Desktop Global:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-ww-monthly-201105-2012...

Even in gadget-obsessed Japan the desktop still dominates:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-JP-monthly-201105-2012...

Operating System Global:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-201105-201205-bar

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RE[8]: Comment by sagum
by Johann Chua on Mon 25th Jun 2012 05:38 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by sagum"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Choice?

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RE[8]: Comment by sagum
by cdude on Mon 25th Jun 2012 15:47 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by sagum"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

> Mobile v Desktop Global:
>
> http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-ww-monthly-201105-2012.....

That is according to webbrowsers what means people are using webbrowsers more/longer on desktop then on mobile. I would wonder if otherwise cause most people still prefer a large screen over a small screen while browsing for porn in the internet.

> Even in gadget-obsessed Japan the desktop still dominates:

Dominates for web browsing. Search at google to figure yourself out that mobile is used way more often for phoning then desktop. I dont think that tells us anything about the dominance of either of them. Do you?

> Operating System Global:

Still for browsing. You may like to have a look at other sources to get a picture of desktop vs mobile dominance not only related to browsing for porn or phoning s*x hotlines.

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