ddray wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:39 pm
The thing is, for the average user there isn't a whole lot of difference between operating systems.
While probably not wrong, I don't think that's the complete picture either, not for the average users I know and have known. To them, Linux is something for nerds that doesn't work most of the time or where you spend more time working on the computer than with the computer. Macs are expensive and incompatible. Many actually claim they "like their Windows". Of course, very few have actually tried a different OS, and they have little reason. MS and friends continue to do what they can to prevent consumer-grade computers (laptops) with Linux preinstalled from popping upin the places where people come shop for them. Apple do what they can to prevent their OS from being used (and usable) on "alien" (and cheap) hardware.
I'm not arguing that change in the marketshare picture could be quick, nor that MSWin would all of a sudden become ethnic minority.
Gretsch G9240 "Alligator" wood-body resonator converted to non-metal strings (China, 2018?)
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