Good news. Yes, I know. And I hate Windows as much as the next guy. But …
But, yes, no, see to whom Windows has lost its front-runner rank.
And there are quite a few things to say about Android. While it’s obvious and quite logical that Windows computers would eventually be outnumbered by a smartphone OS (sign of the times I guess) and Android is the heckofalot nicer and preferable alternative to Apple’s iPhone OS, it’s still a commercial product. It’s based on Linux, yes, but doesn’t follow the GNU philosophy and licensing system. In other words: Android is closed source, a walled garden a la Apple, and as such far from desirable.
If you know about my meh-feelings about smartphones you should know as well that this supposedly exciting newness leaves me kinda cold and uninterested. I’m a desktop user. Means real computers, desk- and laptops, with real keyboards and mice/trackpads attached to them. Very oldfashioned but still the preferable computing method if you wanna do a bit more than just checking your facebook status. If you wanna log into SL or blog a bit or edit your latest photos/videos you need more than a fukn smartphone.
In so far I’d prefer to see Windows as the numero uno over Android. Because people using Windows are people using computers. And thats important!
Oh, and don’t fall for the tech writers’ excitedness. Articles like these are not really newsworthy but more a sign of boredom on his part and a lack of noteworthy material to write about. Plus let’s not forget that American journos are very easy and not very critical thinkers. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols probably even feels a bít risky, writing in favour of Google’s Android product over Microsoft’s top dog. Yes, it is silly. So you know what to think about articles like that.