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Windows 8 market share jumped in December

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot
    Mess with Windows Phone, you get hit on the head.
    You got a genuine laff outa me with that one Cokey!

    On a serious note I woulnd't be getting too excited about jumping over Linux!
    I try as I can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    I've been writing software for 36 years and this "Year of Linux" has been threatening to happen for the last 20! They'll probably be forecasting it for the next 20, too!
    It's the thrill and suspense that matters. That thrill is there every year.

    Remember this one? in 1999 was the end of the world.... then 2012... then they'll come up with another date soon. For the same sort of thrill and suspense of course.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Good call Hopachi. This thread is rageing! Getting better with every post!
    Thanks. You're doing fine as well.
    And seeing the time: good morning Australia!

    But I'll soon go to bed seeing the local time here.
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  4. #14


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    @Hopachi.

    And good afternoon to the good ol' US of A; and depending on which part of Europe you're in, (my son is in Brussels visiting his girl friend, where it's approx 10:22 pm), it's good evening Europe!

    Fact is I'm not an early riser. I've been up all night, when anyone with any common sense would be sleeping, so I should probably be seeing a therapist for my computer addiction!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    @Hopachi.

    And good afternoon to the good ol' US of A; and depending on which part of Europe you're in, (my son is in Brussels visiting his girl friend, where it's approx 10:22 pm), it's good evening Europe!
    Brussels here as well! Good evening.

    Fact is I'm not an early riser. I've been up all night, when anyone with any common sense would be sleeping, so I should probably be seeing a therapist for my computer addiction!
    Congrats! Up all night! Sounds exhausting...
    Yes if you can, do something about it! Health comes first.
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    Yep, we are looking forward to it.


    Year of Linux?

    Not as a desktop o/s certainly - however, they do fine in the server market, and over 60% of the smartphone market is a great success.

    I don't know if there will be a truly viable Linux alternative as a full sclle o/s.

    It's not impossible. Now Google and the oem's know the public are buying android in huge numbers - they might just get their act together and finally there will be a true alternative.

    Folk from the Linux Foundation have been running ubuntu and it's variants on tablets for a long while. Apparently it is excellent on a nexus.

    If they can produce something with a greater depth of ui and less hobgoblin, it would sell very well, and release the oem's from the burden of relying on one supplier.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Good call Hopachi. This thread is rageing! Getting better with every post!

    Win7 sky-rocketed to fame after the burn and crash of Vista.

    With W8 doing an exemplar roman candle a la Vista style, if the pattern holds true, and the degree of swing of the pendulum to the positive side equals the swing to the negative side by W8, then Windows 9 should be an all time meteoric success!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Brussels here as well! Good evening.

    Congrats! Up all night! Sounds exhausting ...
    Yes if you can, do something about it! Health comes first.
    Wow, it's a small world!

    My son sent me photos of he and his girlfriend standing in front of the huge Christmas tree made out of illuminated square blocks. Very impressive. They have just come back from a stint in Vienna.

    Actually I'd been waiting for my son to SKYPE me, and after finishing, decided to check the forum out before retiring.

    So I'll bid you good night and sleep well. Bye the bye, iin Perth WA, we've just had our worst heat wave since 1942, with temperatures peaking over 42 degrees Celsius. And my son says it's been minus 3 to 4 degrees in Brussels. Lucky him.

    Cheers M
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I don't know if there will be a truly viable Linux alternative as a full sclle o/s.

    It's not impossible. Now Google and the oem's know the public are buying android in huge numbers - they might just get their act together and finally there will be a true alternative.
    If that happens it would be the best news I've heard since the inception of the modern PC.

    It's almost unheard of in ths day and age for such a gigantic industry, and one of such importance, that there has been no real competitor in the PC field. And that one company has held a monopoly for so long. High time for a change.

    Competition is the life blood of providing consumers with the best product at the best price.

    So here's hoping!
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Wow, it's a small world!
    Yes it is: round ball with 12000km, better say 7400miles in diameter.

    We NEED to add Mars to the collection soon.

    My son sent me photos of he and his girlfriend standing in front of the huge Christmas tree made out of illuminated square blocks. Very impressive. They have just come back from a stint in Vienna.
    Nice! Once you get to Europe it's pretty easy to jump to many locations and see a bunch of stuff espcially on Christmas and New Year.


    So I'll bid you good night and sleep well. Bye the bye, iin Perth WA, we've just had our worst heat wave since 1942, with temperatures peaking over 42 degrees Celsius. And my son says it's been minus 3 to 4 degrees in Brussels. Lucky him.

    Cheers M
    Thanks.
    Good night here!

    Have a good day there. Try to sleep when you can.

    Take care. Hope the heat wave is over.

    Cheers
    Hopachi
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