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Subject: Re: Windows 10. Horrible!
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:46:13 +0100
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In article<bdf16d0d-3acb-4251-b313-64731440d86e@googlegroups.com>,
 Whisky-dave<whisky.dave@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Monday, 6 November 2017 12:14:14 UTC, android  wrote:
> > In article<0f4e1412-65e0-4862-9eef-a89a9c53912c@googlegroups.com>,
> >  Whisky-dave<whisky.dave@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > Looking at device shipments
> > > 
> > > Android     54.16%
> > > iOS/macOS   12.37%
> > > Windows     11.79%
> > > Other 	    21.66%
> > > OS Device Shipments, Gartner[21]
> > 
> > It's really not fair nor useful to compare mobile devices and tabs with 
> > proper PCs.
> 
> what's a proper PC  and why not if people like my brother are using a tablet 
> rather than their PC. 

A proper PC has a display of at least 10", keyboard and can host MS 
Office. I have a tablet on me desk, but use less and less and then 
mostly for leisure surfing.

I guess that the personal assistant of your brother takes care of most 
typing oriented chores... ;-ppp
> 
> > 
> > PCs empower the GP while tabs 'n pads depower it. 
> 
> No they don't.

Sure they do...
> 
> >No solution at all for 
> > those that want to do more than read webmail and communicate with HMHS 
> > and such, 
> 
> of which there are fewer and fewer.

That's your problem now...
> 
> What about teh millions of PCs sitting on hotel reception and all they do is 
> log who;'s currenty occupying the rooms.

No they don't.
> 
> What about the 10 tabs we brought so we could registar the students in a 
> classroon rathe rthan having to send them all in a qute to a central room to 
> registar their attendance. Is it really better to have ONE PC or 10 tabs to 
> do the same job. The tabs were cheap £50 kindles, so far cheaper than having 
> ONE PC operated by ONE person with 400 odd students queueing for 
> registaration.

As said tabs and pads have some limited functionalities and can be used 
for those, off course but do not replace the PC at the workplace nor at 
home.
> 
> 
> 
> >sort of . Phones are gadgets on the side, useful on the go but 
> > do not replace PCs...
> 
> Phones are phones, PCs are PCs.
> It is far easier for us to get the students to photograph their hardware with 
> a phone than with a PC.

PC are not sold for their camera functionality but phones are...

> When the studetsn come and ask me for device X or Y they show me on their 
> phone what sot of thing they are looking for I don;t want them brining in 
> their desktop PC into the lab.
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