Sources: The Verge, ZDNet
quote: Hell, I'll even pass on Battlefield 4 if I have too.
quote: Making a 3D movie? Pixar uses Linux.
quote: Windows accounts for something like 90%+ of the usage market share in the corporate/business world. Linux is not highly represented among "power users".
quote: You do know what OS is on most Google employees PC's though, right?
quote: Again, the idea that "high end" professional use is solely dominated by Windows is ludicrous.
quote: numbers don't lie. Windows simply dominates business and corporate and any other segment when it comes to market share.
quote: (which COULD have Bootcamp on them, by the way)
quote: You can bring up all the myopic stories about you and your friends
quote: Who said "solely"? I said MOSTLY, as in 90+%. You're the one being ludicrous here. The idea that Windows isn't dominating can only come from someone who's personally invested in this NOT being the case, ie. you.
quote: I work at a National Lab and that's certainly not the case here. Sure, code gets deployed to server hardware once it goes into production, but almost everyone in the Scientific Computing group codes on Macbook Pro's. They're standard issue.
quote: My advisor in grad school was PI on multiple instruments, both in orbit around Mars and on the surface. In our lab the backend servers all ran linux, but Mac laptops were used for data analysis tasks just as often as the linux desktops were. Very few people ran windows.
quote: Linux, last time I checked only ran about 60% of the servers in the world. Translation, some 40% think windows is OK for mission critical company needs.
quote: Us power users will continue to sound off ...
quote: Truthfully, I wouldn't have posted if the OP's reason for switching had been for a positive move to Apple rather than a negative response to Windows 8.
quote: and particularly versus the market dominating Android- the lack of a "Start Menu"(App Drawer)
quote: I can't find an "all programs" list. Why can I not find an "all programs" list? This makes no sense.
quote: The Ugly:The (soon to be renamed) Metro UI is ugly to look at. It looks like a step backwards in UI design, and reminds me of the horrible artwork in the post-One More Day Spider-Man comics. Personal preference, but I don't like it.