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User Info: anyninja

anyninja
3 years ago#1
I just read an article that essentially said Microsoft will lose more and more market-share in the OS industry to companies like Apple and Google with new Android and Linux based systems.

But doesn't the massive catalog of games that use Windows insure we'll always need to use it--at least the people interested in playing those games?
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User Info: Elfergos

Elfergos
3 years ago#2
I certainly hope so, I don't like the fact that legacy can ensure your future, there is a lot right about widows but unfortunately a lot wrong as well and it still feels bloated. Microsoft seems to be more of a follower of trends right now.

User Info: darkstar4221

darkstar4221
3 years ago#3
Windows won't lose marketshare to the Mac that's for sure, maybe Linux. Android and iOS are only popular in tablets and smartphones, not the PC.

As pointed out in this article Microsoft still has a monopoly in the PC desktop market.

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/2012/01/microsoft_still_has_.html

User Info: Rexdragon125

Rexdragon125
3 years ago#4
Thankfully no. I'd hate to be stuck using Loonix on the desktop.

User Info: darkstar4221

darkstar4221
3 years ago#5
Rexdragon125 posted...
Thankfully no. I'd hate to be stuck using Loonix on the desktop.


Well PC sales are the lowest this year in history, and with Steam supporting Linux, eventually Windows will lose market-share overtime.

User Info: anyninja

anyninja
3 years ago#6
I hope we don't go from one monopoly to another. No matter how "do no evil" a company like Google is, ultimate power corrupts all.
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User Info: ThunderPotato

ThunderPotato
3 years ago#7
anyninja posted...
I hope we don't go from one monopoly to another. No matter how "do no evil" a company like Google is, ultimate power corrupts all.


They're not a "do no evil" company anymore anyways.
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thatauthor
3 years ago#8
From: ThunderPotato | Posted: 10/7/2013 3:53:04 PM | #007
They're not a "do no evil" company anymore anyways.

they were at one point in time?
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User Info: Bazooka_Penguin

Bazooka_Penguin
3 years ago#9
Windows isn't going anywhere. Too much work is done on it. The claim that Macs are kings of content creation is a myth of the early 00s and Linux isn't a suitable replacement because very few commercial software developers even consider it a viable platform.

As for gaming moving to linux, I also doubt it. People are going to jump on it and leave with a bad taste in their mouths. Obviously the biggest (consumer) supporters of linux as a gaming platform are linux fans, a tiny minority.
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User Info: Golden Maven

Golden Maven
3 years ago#10
Elfergos posted...
there is a lot right about widows but unfortunately a lot wrong as well and it still feels bloated


How does Windows feel bloated? I'm running Windows 8 right now, I don't believe system requirements have went up much since Vista... They continue to optimize Windows with each release, not bloat.

Windows 8, is, hand-down, the best O.S. out there right now. The closest are Windows 7 and Vista.

I'd use Vista before Linux.
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