How art the mighty fallen. There was a time when it would not have occurred to anyone that the next version of Windows might be a flop....
An expected move. Will it work? I doubt it, but we shall see. As the author states:
"Of course, everything rests on Windows 10. If it’s a flop then Microsoft will have lost far more than market share at the bottom end of the laptop market.
"Would you be interested in a $150 Windows 10-based laptop? Do you own and love a Chromebook or hate them?"
Personally, yes, I own not one but two Chromebooks, and wouldn't go near a device that runs any version of Windows.
"Phablets are a very hotly growing market. Phablets are those huge phones (greater than 4″ screen size) that some people carry around. From almost nothing in 2012, over the last 3 years the market has exploded:
"The original creator of this market data, Kulbinder Garcha of Credit Suisse, thinks this demonstrates cannibalization of tablet sales by phablets. And this is thought to be a bad thing for Apple AAPL -0.81%.
"But there is another way to look at this. By introducing and promoting a phablet (iPhone 6+ and Galaxy S6,) Apple and Samsung are growing the total users of mobile media and mobile apps. As the chart shows, growth in tablet sales has been small compared to what happened when phablets came along. So people who didn’t buy a tablet, and maybe (likely?) wouldn’t, are buying phablets. The market is growing faster with phablets than had they not been introduced, and even if tablet sales shrink Apple and Samsung will see revenues continue growing."
I'm guessing you can't spell "analysts" because you can't pronounce it. "sts" is too many consonants in a row for you to pronounce.
Users don't care that Microsoft makes more revenue, they care that they, as users, can do more with less hardware if they base their system on Linux.
I go away for a while, and come to check on you, and what has changed? Nothing. You are still busying yourself with showing everyone how frightened you are of Linux.
Exactly. I agree completely. They can't hope to actually win an argument, so apparently their only objective is to waste the time of whoever replies to them. I choose not to let them waste my time. Well, not much of it....
Oh, and the rest of your post consisted of two lame attemptls to change the subject -- what softie shills almost invariably do. I don't think I've ever seen one of you meet an issue head on.
Idiot, I didn't misunderstand, the author of the article clearly had no idea what he was talking about.
BTW the argument softie shills have always used is that Windows is targeted because it is widely used. There is no point in attacking an operating system nobody uses.
The shoe is on the other foot now, is it not?
Horsepucky, there aren't five billion apps in existence. There may be that many INSTANCES downloaded. If you're going to quote somebody, at least quote somebody who, on the face of it, appears to know what he's talking about.
But there's no mention of the multiple millions of separate and distinct viruses in the wild on Internet targeting Windows exclusively.
"Windows OS is facing severe threats from the rising popularity of Android OS
"As we have seen in the earlier part of the series, Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows operating system dominates the PC market. However, its position is continuously being challenged by people’s preference and shift towards mobile and connected devices and the growing prominence of Google’s (GOOG) (GOOGL) Android operating system.
"After successfully capturing a huge share in the mobile segment, Google is all set to make inroads in the PC and laptop sphere. China and other developing Asian economies that are strong markets for Microsoft are slowly turning to its peers like Apple (AAPL) and Google."
In one view of the future, the "Singularity" is only about a quarter of a century away -- when machine intelligency will exceed that of human beings of the old type. A year beyond that, it will have exceeded human intelligence by an order of magnitude. After that, all bets are off. Something will survive, but it may not resemble us very much.
That was clearly true as long as Ballmer was in charge. It's a bit less clear now. But it's going to be an uphill battle to root out the old attitudes completely while maintaining a revenue stream and keeping up with the current pace of innovation in the market.
I was just now reading up on current scientific thinking on the factors driving Ice Ages. The consensus is that CO2 is involved in the cycle of Ice Ages, but "not determinative". Those who have been "crying wolf" about global warming are accused of "hubris".
Windows continues to recede into the shadows, step by step....
Recall the most recent hurricane season, the one that, for all practical purpose, didn't happen. Hurricanes are driven by sea surface temperature.
And this winter has been unusually severe, with low temperature records being set and broken regularly and widely. Snowfall in many northern cities has been amazing. IIRC Boston has received 10 feet of snow. More significantly, this follows last year's unusually severe winter.
All this calls to mind descriptions of what the onset of a Glacial Age would be like. No, I can't say that's happening yet, it's not due for another 1500 years. But I also recall remarks to the effect that, ironically, glaciation in the Northern Hemisphere could be triggered by global warming. Greenland ice melting could reduce the salinity of ocean water in the North Atlantic, which could cause the global ocean "converyor belt" to grind to a halt, incidentally shutting down the Gulf Stream. Already it has begun to stutter a bit.....
"Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android maintained its dominance in the smartphone operating system field in the fourth quarter with a 78.2% market share, followed by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) at 17.5%.
"But Apple gained on Android from the year-earlier period, boosted by its iPhone 6 launch, according to research firm IDC.
"Shipments of Android smartphones rose 26.6% in Q4 from the year-earlier period. Apple rose 46%. Among the top smartphone vendors, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) had the sharpest decline, down 21% year over year, ending the quarter with a market share under 1%.
"Shipments of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows in Q4 rose 21.6%, with a 3% share in the quarter.
"Many of the same drivers were in play for Android and Apple to tighten their grip on the market," said Ramon Llamas, IDC research manager of mobile phones, in a statement.
Past climate, and astronomical observations that correlate with it, are evidence of possible causes of climatic variations. To dismiss such evidence out of hand is, to say the least, unscientific.
I refer especially to the well-known fact that, during the "Little Ice Age", sunspots were conspucuously absent.
Linux is software, how much sense does it make to speak of it as having desires?
Linux is a general-purpose kernel that is used in everything from the world's most powerful supercomputers to wearable devices. It goes wherever the intelligent computer users want it to go.