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[3]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Mon 12th Nov 2012 04:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
cdude
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2008-09-21

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.

Edited 2012-11-12 04:39 UTC

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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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2010-06-08

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"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Actually the PC market is still growing, it just that the mobile market is growing much faster.

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