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    What Apple/PC war are you talking about ?, I just use the example of Apple, because he said that tablet is just a drop in the market share. This is not true as Apple sell more tablet that HP sell PC. I'm even been called Apple Fanboy. I wonder who are the real fanboy if we can't use Apple tablets sales as example without start a war.

    I build PC computers for living, I loose money when peoples purchase an Apple, I loose money when someone purchase a tablet. But still I can talk with objectivity about the fact that Apple is getting a huge part of the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    What Apple/PC war are you talking about ?, I just use the example of Apple, because he said that tablet is just a drop in the market share. This is not true as Apple sell more tablet that HP sell PC. I'm even been called Apple Fanboy. I wonder who are the real fanboy if we can't use Apple tablets sales as example without start a war.

    I build PC computers for living, I loose money when peoples purchase an Apple, I loose money when someone purchase a tablet. But still I can talk with objectivity about the fact that Apple is getting a huge part of the market.
    I'm talking about the typical Microsoft/Apple war regarding which is better; it's as pointless as trying to debate which beer is better. While Apple dominates the tablet sector, it's desktop market is minor in comparison to Microsoft in the worldwide market and Android (notably Samsung) dominates the mobile phone space.

    Microsoft is expanding its market from just its historic cash cows, Windows, Office and gaming software, into a broader marketplace. It's going to take some time, so comparing Windows 8 etc at this point in time is moot. Everyone bagged Microsoft when it introduce the X-Box, yet it's pretty much the biggest gaming platform in the market. Microsoft has always been in it for the long haul and should not be under-estimated.
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    The long haul huh?. Remember the zune?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The long haul huh?. Remember the zune?
    The Zune never made it outside the US for some reason; so who knows what may have been, had it been available worldwide. There are many things that are only available in the US, so quoting domestic only products isn't that compelling an argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The long haul huh?. Remember the zune?
    Remember Windows 1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The long haul huh?. Remember the zune?
    Remember Windows 1?
    Sure do. It seemed pretty useless. I didn't begin taking Windows seriously until v3.1.
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    No one was using Windows before 3.1
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    The zune never sold in the US, it's market share was abysmal.

    I never really used Windows before 3.1, it was all DOS for me in those days.
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    lol, some of my best computer pranks were done with DOS BAT files.
    Windows 3.1 was my first introduction to Windows. My first home PC ran it.
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