Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jul 2012 22:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Gartner has its figures for PC sales. Worldwide, Asus and Lenovo seeing lots of growth, Dell and HP losing lots of sales, Apple doesn't register in the top 5. Overall, the market remained flat. If you take a narrow view of the world and only focus on the US, things look different. In the US, everybody loses, and only Apple sees minor growth. All this excludes tablet sales, but considering people are hammering on and on and on about how it's a post-PC device, I think it makes sense to exclude it. You can't have your cake, and eat it too. Then again, who cares.
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RE[2]: There is NO "post PC" era
by moondevil on Sat 14th Jul 2012 09:27 UTC in reply to "RE: There is NO "post PC" era"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

In the Vista/7 timeframe, it was quite common to find OEM-preloaded DVD playback software on systems with Windows Home Premium. This also made no sense, because they were paying the DVD licensing fees twice. The savings from cutting out the duplicate licensing could've paid for the removal of most of the preloaded crapware, which again would have dramatically improved the user experience.


Like they also do with WLAN and Bluetooth managers/drivers, even though Windows supports them out of the box since XP days?

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

It seemed to me that native Wi-Fi support was added to XP through SP1 or SP2, and that even Windows 7 still did not provide native support for basic Bluetooth functionality such as OBEX file transfers. Did I get it wrong ?

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Maybe, but XP SP3 can handle both without OEM extra bloatware applications.

Edited 2012-07-14 19:39 UTC

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tanzam75 Member since:
2011-05-19

Like they also do with WLAN and Bluetooth managers/drivers, even though Windows supports them out of the box since XP days?


And battery, and sound card, and video card, and ... Heck, I've even seen systems where the OEM switched all the Media Player and Photo Viewer file associations over to some bundled crapware.

The problem with the OEMs is that they think they can compete based on what they can list on the sticker. All the intangibles get neglected -- and yet these often have a greater effect on the usability of the system than the raw specs.

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