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Posted May 16, 2012 16:38 UTC (Wed) by niner (subscriber, #26151)
Contrast that with the situation in desktop computing. All vendors, really all of them have access to the dominant software platform. It does not even cost them much and has overwhelming customer acceptance and for the most part is even what customers explicitely want. Even Apple Inc. which is the world's most valuable company with all it's hype behind it has a hard time competing in this market with some 4.5 % market share.
Other than with smartphones there is 0 incentive for vendors (except Apple) to ship something other than Windows. There is no pressure to find or support another system.
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