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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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Fri 6th Jul 2012 22:16 UTC
ilovebeer
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You're kidding yourself if you think any significant number of Windows users remain using Windows simply because of the games. The vast majority of Windows users are not gamers. And let's face it, it's not as if there are some great alternatives available. OSX has earned a little popularity but still easily shadowed by Windows. Of course Linux is at the bottom of the list, while it always has been and will remain for the forseeable future.

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