Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 12:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Back in 2005, we charted 30 years of personal computer market share to show graphically how the industry had developed, who succeeded and when, and how some iconic names eventually faded away completely. With the rise of whole new classes of 'personal computers' - tablets and smartphones - it's worth updating all the numbers once more. And when we do so, we see something surprising: the adoption rates for our beloved mobile devices absolutely blow away the last few decades of desktop computer growth. People are adopting new technology faster than ever before." BeOS not mentioned. Would not read again. 2/10.
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Comment by nutt
by nutt on Tue 14th Aug 2012 14:23 UTC
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2011-06-22

The article is confusing (not to mention that some of the diagrams are really hard to read, like the second one which has 7 lines but only 5 captions...). The first decades they look at market shares of different hardwares, but then they suddenly switch to looking at software instead when they go to smartphones and tablets. It would be odd to have BeOS in the first half, but they could have listed the BeBox (although I don't know if it ever sold in any significant numbers).

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RE: Comment by nutt
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 14:54 in reply to "Comment by nutt"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The BeOS thing was a joke. BeOS is totally irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.

They sold only a few thousands BeBoxen, iirc.

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