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Microsoft, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

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We are witnessing something truly remarkable, the end of Microsoft and Intel’s Wintel strangle hold on consumer computing.

Take a moment and consider that.

Yeah we are so busy doing day-to-day things that you sometimes miss the huge sea changes, because they are incremental, and not at all obvious from ground level.

But zoom out to 40,000 feet and… Wow just wow.

ReadWrite

The PC market is tankingWindows 8 is proving to be a disaster. Dell is hoping to go private. HP is flailing. But not every “personal computing” company is suffering. In the past few years, Apple has sold more than 500 million iOS devices – not licenses, devices – and is selling an additional 75 million iOS devices (iPhones and iPads, mostly), each quarter. At this rate it could be only a few years before the iOS installed base surpasses the global Windows installed base.

A Theory about the Office on iPad Schedule

Office for iPad, launched at the same time as Windows 8/RT, would most likely have killed the market for Windows 8 and RT devices. As it was, that market was already severely diminished and below expectations. But with a viable alternative tablet, it could have been game over. And the ramifications of that decision would have impacted far more than just Windows 8/RT: The PC market could have literally collapsed, much as the videogame market did in 1983. The fallout would have included PC makers going out of business/being sold, a serious and potentially permanent hit to Microsoft’s bottom line and the ouster of Steve Ballmer. I’m talking tech Armageddon here.

It’s actually happening, we all wondered and speculated on, if, and when, and how…

Well people here it is! Microsoft THE END.

Too weird.


Notes:

The Churchill Society London.

This battle was not fought for the sake of gaining positions or so many square miles of desert territory. General Alexander and General Montgomery fought it with one single idea. they meant to destroy the armed force of the enemy and to destroy it at the place where the disaster would be most far-reaching and irrecoverable….

There Are 1.25 Billion Windows PCs Worldwide Matt Rosoff|December 06, 2011

The race to a billion—2012 Update

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April 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

My Google Nexus 10 is Absolutely Gorgeous – First Impressions: Apple Beware Google has a Winner

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Ordered Tuesday Delivered Thursday… Score!

The Nexus is a beautiful black device that just screams build quality.

The 300 dpi screen is stunning, the included Ice Age video is a great way to show how good it is.

Surprisingly good Stereo speakers, everyone who has heard it is impressed.

The none slip black back is a great idea.

Changed the wallpaper to a live wallpaper that shows the weather and the Sun or Moon position in the sky, very very cool.

Update to the latest Jelly Bean 4.2 to get “Users” added to the settings, a friend used their Google account to log in and they were up and running in under 3mins.

Killer feature.

The Notifications on the left and the Quick Settings on the right are great.

I love the new effect in YouTube, its a “curved” view, lovely :-)

Note: Adding in free content with the Nexus: A Video, Books and Music is really appreciated, nice touch Google.

More details later.

Flipboard v1.9.10 now available.

No BBC iPlayer so I installed flash and used Firefox to save a shortcut to http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/ to the desktop

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November 15, 2012 at 9:13 pm

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