There you go, Windows Phone DOES get mentioned. Maybe the softie shills would really rather it weren't metioned.
"Google's Android platform took the top spot for smartphone activations in the US last quarter, according to new data from research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
"Android was the leading smartphone OS in the first quarter, nabbing 53 percent of new smartphone activations during the period, CIRP reported Friday. Apple's iOS came in second with 42 percent of all activations. Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS could only muster 1 percent market share each.
"Android is, by far, the most popular mobile operating system worldwide. CIRP's new data focuses only on activations and not on the number of devices running Android compared with iOS. If the latter were analyzed, the gulf between the platforms would likely be greater.
"The win for Android was good news for Google, which watched its operating system fall behind iOS in the fourth quarter of 2013, when it could only snag 46 percent of activations. Apple nabbed 48 percent in the same period."
I doubt the state of the art will advance fast enough for that, but we can hope that in time it will become possible to assess people's mental health as objectively as we assess their physical health, so that aberrant thought processes can be seen for what they are, and appropriate measures taken.
For now, we need to solve some much simpler problems related to that, i.e. assessing the quality of software, as for example proving it correct or incorrect.
Very skimpy information about sales, but what little is given suggests PS4 outselling XB1 by something like 20 to 1.
"Kathleen Taylor, a neurologist at Oxford University, said that recent developments suggest that we will soon be able to treat religious fundamentalism and other forms of ideological beliefs potentially harmful to society as a form of mental illness.
"She made the assertion during a talk at the Hay Literary Festival in Wales on Wednesday. She said that radicalizing ideologies may soon be viewed not as being of personal choice or free will but as a category of mental disorder. She said new developments in neuroscience could make it possible to consider extremists as people with mental illness rather than criminals."
"For toy devices, other primitive OS may do the job, but you need Windows for everything else."
LOL Microsoft has aknowledged that tablets are not toys by developing versions of MS Office for them. So much for that bit of froth.
Quoting a bit more:
"Computerworld - Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers are capable of doing real work, a reversal of its "Scroogled" campaign that once blasted the laptops as worthless.
"Almost as an afterthought, Microsoft yesterday announced it was bringing its free Office Online apps -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote -- to rival Google's Chrome Web store, the primary distribution channel for Chrome OS software.
"Microsoft released Word and PowerPoint to the store Monday, and said it will launch Excel Online shortly. It published OneNote on the store last Friday, April 11.
"The move was largely symbolic: The Office Online apps have long been able to run within virtually any browser, including Chrome, the foundation of Chrome OS.
"But by packaging the apps in .crx format and submitting them to the automated review run by Google, and thus publishing them to the Chrome Web Store, Microsoft put its Office Online in front of Chrome and Chrome OS users and in a place they've been trained to look for Web apps.
"It was also a repudiation of Scroogled, the name Microsoft slapped on its attack ad-based campaigns that took shots at Google and its practices. Last November, Microsoft targeted Chromebooks in an advertisement starring reality show "Pawn Stars" personalities who argued that the devices were not legitimate laptops."
"The superiority (or lack thereof) of Linux is decided by the real world, "
Exactly. You don't think the New York Stock Exchange is part of the real world? You don't think smartphones are part of the real world?
"In any case, the alleged merits of Linux have nothing to do with whether or not the New York exchange will endorse the communist philosophy behind Linux."
Horsepucky. The merits of Linux are not alleged but very abundantly demonstrated. There is no connection whatsoever with communist philosophy. Most of the support for development and maintenance of Linux comes from profit-making corporations, and they support it purely for business reasons. I should mention that significant support has come from Microsoft.
"Just because the New York Exchange people decided to use Linux (in what appears to be a technically misguided decision - let's face it, it's always a mistake to use Linux), it doesn't mean that they subscribe to the communist ideology behind Linux. It's insane to say that propreitary software is evil."
The NYSE used to be based on Microsoft software, but they were experiencing repeated, VERY high-profile, and VERY expensive failures. So they concluded that it was a mistake to use such inferior software. They needed something they could rely on. So they went with Linux.
BTW it wouldn't be necessary for people like me to come here at all, if it were not for the fact that people like you make a policy of using this message board and other forums as platforms from which to launch unprovoked attacks on Linux and other free software.
"...compatible is more important than better."
LOL an admission that Microsoft software is inferior.