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In before apple sues ms for copying them.

Im losing faith for the future when companies followed the most hated footsteps
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Apple has a much larger market than Microsoft in terms of hardware. Not sure what Steve Ballmer was trying to say.

Almost like saying I built my first automobile so I guess I'm becoming more like the Ford Motor Company. Whereas I built one, Ford has an entire vehicle lineup to compete with a broader market.
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Where does it say it is? It simply says it has "the perfect set up" (Which I disagree with still)

In the second article, last paragraph.

Yes, it says what you quoted; which says that OS X has "the perfect set up for gamers" and not that it's preferred by gamers; there's difference, Linux has a far better method of utilizing the CPU than Windows but that doesn't make it more popular or preferred, does it?
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If anything I see this approach as being more like Google, actually. Google has sort of their "own" hardware through the Nexus line of Android products while other manufacturers are able to make various customizations of Android OS. Windows will be not very different.

It's mostly Apple like in terms of pure software.
    
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And MS have finally admitted what the app store is for: total control over the OS and software.

We predicted this before smile.gif finally coming out!
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Saw this coming with Windows 8 and the new Microsoft tablet. Not surprising in the least.

Yep ^
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Both side of the argument were valid.However, some people were jumping the gun without having tangible proof. This however, is the first ominous sign that microsoft is changing it's direction.

oh cmon we all knew this was happening, it was obvious to us.
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Linux has a far better method of utilizing the CPU than Windows but that doesn't make it more popular or preferred, does it?

It doesn't matter much when it is just an OS for using web browser, at least for my needs there is no support for Adobe suite or Games. So basically, you either use Linux with VM which counteracts the whole purpose of having one primary OS or you are stuck with a superior OS (openGl and additional vistual desktops are fantastic for productivity b-b-but...) you can never take advantage of that because of how limited Linux is.


On the other hand, even if M$ becomes Apple (which looks like it is going to be a reality) people will still buy Windows even if they are going to see ads in their OS.
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Linux has a far better method of utilizing the CPU than Windows but that doesn't make it more popular or preferred, does it?

It doesn't matter much when it is just an OS for using web browser, at least for my needs there is no support for Adobe suite or Games. So basically, you either use Linux with VM which counteracts the whole purpose of having one primary OS or you are stuck with a superior OS (openGl and additional vistual desktops are fantastic for productivity b-b-but...) you can never take advantage of that because of how limited Linux is.


On the other hand, even if M$ becomes Apple (which looks like it is going to be a reality) people will still buy Windows even if they are going to see ads in their OS.

That's all irrelevant (I bet if one of the UNIX makers was able to make a budget priced UNIX in the 80s, then Windows wouldn't be as popular as it is now) for what I'm meaing though; he was talking about the way the OS is, OS X isn't as good for gaming because the display drivers aren't as fast as they are on Windows and Linux either, that doens't mean the ecosystem for it isn't good. (I disagree with the author but you see my point)
    
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If anything I see this approach as being more like Google, actually. Google has sort of their "own" hardware through the Nexus line of Android products while other manufacturers are able to make various customizations of Android OS. Windows will be not very different.

This is a good point, in my opinion.
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If anything I see this approach as being more like Google, actually. Google has sort of their "own" hardware through the Nexus line of Android products while other manufacturers are able to make various customizations of Android OS. Windows will be not very different.

As far as I can see this is not quite so as Windows kernel is closed source so arbitrary china tablet maker cant quite cook up their "own" windows 8 version so its not as easy to customize - what is closed source in the case of google are some programs that form good portion of the "Android experience", like maps, for example. Similarities are there ofc but there are also substantial differences.
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Given how well MS did with the Xbox 360 (I.E, not very well at all) I'll stay clear of MS hardware.
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