The Windows era is over
- Firefox launched in late 2004; according to Net Applications, its usage share was 24.59 percent in April.
- Internet Explorer usage share dropped from around 95 percent six years ago to 59.95 percent in April, according to Net Applications.
- Android and iPhone OS outsell Windows Mobile on smartphones; Windows Mobile was ranked fifth in Q1 by Gartner.
- Google claims 100,000 new Android activations per day.
- Apple's iPhone run rate is close but just a little behind based on first-quarter phone sales.
- App Store has more than 200,000 applications, and the Android Marketplace more than 50,000.
- Facebook has close to 500 million subscribers, up from 30 million in July 2007.
- Americans watched 31.2 billion videos in March, 42 percent of them at YouTube, according to ComScore.
- Apple's market capitalization is $227.95 billion and Microsoft's $228.47 billion.
- Apple's market cap was $88.68 billion on Oct. 2, 2008 and Microsoft's was $228.35 billion on Sept. 29, 2008. Mmmm, do you see a difference?
Unsurprisingly, all this competition -- and innovation -- is beyond Windows, much as the PC ecosystem was to the IBM mainframe during the 1980s.
... oh man, am I being a fanboy here or is this really a whole bunch bull? What exactly is wrong with these people saying Windows is dead because Facebook has 500 million users? I mean... WTF?
Maybe common sense is not that common after all! *lol* ( quote is from a Discovery Channel commercial )