Reply to post: Re: Although 97% of desktop computer users prefer non-Apple OSs

Microsoft rethinks the Windows application platform one more time

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Re: Although 97% of desktop computer users prefer non-Apple OSs

"...then deliver a better product."

They already do. Many simply don't want to pay the premium for Apple kit, and Linux can't run the truckload of legacy Win32 apps out there. The OS is only there to run the apps, and people need what runs their old apps. Hence why iOS and Android dominate mobile (where legacy didn't matter), the latter having recently overtaken Windows 7 (yes the desktop version!) for total web browsing usage share:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#all-os-ww-monthly-201504-201603

Never in at least the last two decades has the playing field become so level, and it's great.

A glimpse of the future for desktop OSs:

http://stackoverflow.com/research/developer-survey-2016

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