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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RE: Comment by shmerl
by zima on Thu 12th Jul 2012 16:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
zima
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It gives hope for Linux games renaissance as well

For there to be a renaissance, there needs to be some prior notable movement before the dearth... (don't tell me you count the sparse and late Loki ports - it's already much better than in their times for the next few years, with organic growth of indy games)

Games are considered one of the major blocking factors for better Linux desktop adoption.

It's an often visible factor (with gamers being among the most vocal on the web), quite notable in that way, but minor really. Vast majority of desktop users don't care much about games (except for FB or Peggle-likes, which either already work, through a browser, or have many OSS clones or even progenitors for a long time)

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