Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 22:27 UTC, submitted by Piet Simons
In the News Interesting charts by Horace Dediu: "As a result the Mac began to whittle down the advantage Windows had. The ratio of Windows to Mac units shipped fell to below 20, a level that was last reached before Windows 95 launched. It's as if the Mac reversed the Windows advantage. This was an amazing turnaround for the Mac. But the story does not end there." Too bad Dediu didn't include Android devices in his charts. The picture would change dramatically, and would downplay the important of either Windows or Mac/iOS. We're in a three-horse race - not the two-horse race Dediu paints.
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I do development on a Samsung tablet w HDMI output and bluetooth keyboard. I don't notice a difference. I agree however, there will always be a niche.

Edited 2012-07-06 07:23 UTC

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shmerl Member since:

HDMI output where? To some monitor I guess. The size of the computer doesn't matter (it can be the size of a grain or whatever). But the size of usable interfaces is human factor, therefore wide screens and keyboards are non replaceable so far. And for these, UI needs to be fitting. Mobile UI designed for small screens with touch input is not productive in such case. Running regular desktop UI on mobile computer with external devices like monitor and keyboard makes more sense.

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Nelson Member since:

That's exactly what I do, and it is what makes Windows 8 compelling. Its one device.

When I need to put my developer hat on, I switch to Desktop mode and output to my widescreen monitor. Also great for movies.

When I'm on the go, I can detach and be on my way. I keep tabs on Twitter and various news apps. For that I can just stay within Metro.

I think my moderate use case is a little more realistic. Its not everyone who's doing AutoCAD. Its also beyond cool to develop tablet apps, on my tablet (and Windows Phone apps on my Tablet, and I can even charge an iPad on my Tablet)

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