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  In a way I do understand the comparison, even for perspective's sake. Vista was a universally-licensed OS that was installed on a lot of systems. It's useful, I think, to see how an unlicensed OS that typically runs dedicatedly on machines costing over $1000 does against any universally-licensed OS - no matter how bad it is - that runs on everything. Out of the gate, even the worst version of Windows *will* get a running start thanks to sheer force of numbers. The...
  Which is the scary part. 
  It's a call to be a little more attentive before posting.
    That says a great deal about the true extent of Microsoft's incompetence (even in their core business.)   XP was an absolute dog of an OS. It had wide compatibility going for it, but that's about it.    It was ugly, unintuitive, and a perfect example of everything that was wrong at Microsoft. Except that XP was the best OS that Microsoft had released up to that point. Which isn't saying much, because XP was an exemplar of horrible design and outright negligence by...
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  Well done.  ;)
  Excellent point.    Maybe *that* (and other "fallen" areas) is why Microsoft felt the need to announce the following:   http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/151197/steve-ballmer-says-microsoft-plans-to-compete-with-apple-in-every-market   How times have changed . . .
    No, it isn't. It's that Microsoft's successor operating systems were so BAD (Vista), and Windows 7 has not been in the market long enough (and has not offered businesses enough) to switch over.   The Enterprise sector (responsible for a huge chunk of Windows share) is anything but cutting edge, and it moves at a glacial pace. Most IT departments have budgetary concerns, and look to get the most from the cheapest possible infrastructure. User Experience is typically...
  It was certainly that, for an MP3 player. 
We're measuring an OS that runs only on a closed, unlicensed platform for which the entry fee is typically $1000, vs. a universally-licensed OS that runs on every PC under under the sun, from the good, to the bad, to the downright ugly, at all price points.   OS X market share and Windows market share are completely different measures, with completely different forces driving them. One is driven by consumer satisfaction and ability to pay for a certain level of User...
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