Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 11th Nov 2012 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Personally I don't see Android as a mature and high quality system, let alone don't see any good for it to move to desktop. It enjoys its success in the mobile sphere because it came in the right time, not because it's technically superior to possible mobile alternatives. I.e. regular desktop Linux as well as mobile one is technically superior to Android. Having Android spread into desktop and becoming "Windows #2" will not be pleasant. It's enough that it creates problems in the mobile already.

That aside, Windows desktop domination is already slowly deteriorating to other desktop alternatives (without considering any mobile shifts). It's just not rapid, but a slow process.

Edited 2012-11-11 21:36 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Mon 12th Nov 2012 04:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Not mature and high quality compared to ...?

Android did hit the market at the right time but the reason they are still growing in market share, "sold" units and activations is that majority of customers seem to think its the best value for price, mature enough, of high quality enough for them then ANY other competitor out there.

I certainly agree that there could be better alternates. Meego was such a candidate. But its not there and those alternates that are there are not as good.

Whatever we think, feel or believe is better does not matter. Only the hard numbers do and they say: Android is the best OS out there in all terms that matter.

Edited 2012-11-12 04:49 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 12th Nov 2012 05:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Yes, the main point of Android was "come early - get the market", not do best, get the market. It has obvious benefits which attracted many vendors though. But I'd rather not see it spreading into desktop. Even on mobile I see it as a temporary thing, since there is definitely room for better. Meego failed because of bureaucracy and corporate control failures. Now it's regaining steam as Mer and Jolla & KDE as major pushers. I hope it'll will succeed as a viable and better alternative for Android on mobile.

One of the weak points of Android is rather inferior multithreading. It's not really suitable to be a serious desktop OS. So let it play its role on mobile for now. But on the desktop - no thanks.

Edited 2012-11-12 05:00 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by WereCatf on Mon 12th Nov 2012 05:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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2006-02-15

Whatever we think, feel or believe is better does not matter. Only the hard numbers do and they say: Android is the best OS out there in all terms that matter.


Popularity does not correlate with objective quality. Look e.g. at BetaMax ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betamax ) Android just happen to fill a spot better than the alternatives at the moment -- price, variety of looks and features, and so on.

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