[rescue] Ubiquity of Windows in BRIC - was Re: VirtualBox anecdotes - was Re: A wee bit off-topic

hike mh1272 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 19:55:14 CDT 2015

Buying a computer is like buying a used car for most people -- you take
what they have for sale.  (IMHO)

If you walk into OfficeDepot/Max, Walmart, Target, the person buys a
Windows PC.
If you walk into an Apple Store, the person buys a Mac PC.

Now if you walk into a BestBuy, it becomes more difficult for the average
person -- Apple PC?  (placed first in my local store) or Windows PC?
(placed second) or Chromebook? (placed third) or Samsung? (hidden away in
the "Samsung Store").

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 5:40 PM, Mark Linimon <linimon at lonesome.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 10:02:12AM -0400, Toby Thain wrote:
> > Most of its users -- and everyone they know -- have only ever heard
> > of, or seen, Windows.
> Most people that want "windows" have no idea that you could even run
> something else on their computers.  They just want "that thing over
> there that does all that computer stuff".
> Thus, the assumption people make that "oh, Mark, you know computers,
> can you fix my system?" and the answer is no, probably not, I only
> have one Windows system and that is to run Quicken.  I avoid all
> knowledge of how to do anything further with it.  It merely frustrates
> me and runs me back to my FreeBSD systems as quickly as possible.
> mcl
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