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Re: Asus 5-core Eee Pad Android Transformer Tablet

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____/ Sinister Midget on Thursday 10 Nov 2011 00:17 : \____

> On 2011-11-09, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> Guests around people's houses carry with them tablets now, not laptops. How
>> many tablets run Windows?
> I see a couple of models sometimes on Craig's List, a site where people
> unload a lot of things they don't like or use, such as Macs, or stuff
> they've had a long time and have upgraded, like computers and stereo
> equipment. But I think those Windummie tablets are the same people
> still trying to unload the ones they got stuck with.
> The only Android tablet models I see regularly on there have 1.6 or 2.0
> on them, but I do see the rare Android 2.3 or 3.0.
> Phones are another matter, although most of them are 2.1 to 2.2.1. I
> don't see very many Windummie phones. Probably because nobody bought
> any.
> A lot of netbooks, too. Lots and lots of Windopes netbooks. The prices
> drop pretty quick most of the time. I guess Windoze Vista 7 doesn't
> work so well on netbooks. I've seen several lately that aren't too old
> going for $125-150, and a few $175. The ones over that will be relisted
> in a couple of days with a lower price. I'll probably pick up a couple
> more soon. The lovely and gracious Mrs. Midget is starting to use one
> of mine (even though it has linux on it, she hasn't asked me once to
> help her with anything). And Sinister Jr has been begging for one for a
> long time. The old Asus has a good battery but lost its ability to
> detect it, so it keeps thinking it's bad. Can't give that one to either
> of them. (Mrs. Midget will also need a phone she can tether for 3G, so
> there will be another Android in the house soon).
> Anyway, it seems nobody wants Windwoes any more. Poor, poor MICROS~1.
> But Andriod is growing and growing. This house went from none a year
> ago to 6 now and at minimum 1 more (probably 2 since Mrs. Midget will
> also "need" a tablet when she decides to play with one).

Microsoft has high market share (that it broke the law for) in an older
generation of computing devices. It seems unable to evolve. 

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