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 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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I see it differently. People just use more mobile devices which complement desktop usage. They aren't substituting one for the other completely though. So Android and iOS aren't pulling the user base from Windows because of its inferiority, rather because there is some balance shift between desktop and mobile form factors now. But it's not a replacement. I.e. when it balances out, there still remains a question of replacing the desktop Windows with better desktop alternative (such as Linux).

Edited 2012-11-11 21:34 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Mon 12th Nov 2012 04:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
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Well, the PC market shrinks very fast. For us and all those who use there PCs to get work done mobiles or tablets are not a replacement. In best case only an extension. But there are a hell lot of people out there using there PCs only for browsing the web, mails and facebook. For them a mobile or tablet does the job, is more cheap, lesser error-prune, easier to transport and handle. They are not going to buy an expensive big PC or Laptop if not needed.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 12th Nov 2012 04:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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For some yes. But not for all. There is enough of PC users who will remain PC users, even if they use mobile devices in addition. So a fair comparison would be Windows vs. some desktop OS, rather than Windows vs iOS or Android.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Mon 12th Nov 2012 11:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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Actually the PC market is still growing, it just that the mobile market is growing much faster.

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