Or better yet, we're talking about NFL here, not Arena or Canadian League football.
The artist who plays at the cafe is a pro-level musician, so is Dave Matthews. It isn't fair to compare them.
In the election, the press focuses on Obama and Romney, not Gary Johnson.
And a lot of times it isn't the quality, skill, talent or capability. It is the amount of money BEHIND the player pushing the media blitzes that make the public aware. That is the case here, too. Ubuntu cannot compete with the advertising budgets of Google, Apple and Microsoft, so it would be amazing if they could get 5% of the market share. Gary Johnson couldn't swing that much mind-share, for example.
These 3 platforms are a present threat to one another. They're the clear contenders. Ubuntu is interesting, they're doing cool things, I like the platform - but it didn't fit in this conversation any more than WebOS or Blackberry. That may all change in the next year or two. I'd welcome that change, if it happens.
And I'm also not a regular Ubuntu user at this point - so I wouldn't do it justice, anyhow. I'll leave that to our resident Linux expert, Jack Wallen. He'll do a much better job of it than I ever could.
As for Windows vs. RT, yeah, that was a minefield and awkward to navigate clearly in the space I had. I had to address it, but that could be a stand-alone discussion itself if I removed Apple and Android from this piece.
As for the difficulty factor - I *love* Windows 8 - but I had to read up and learn about the gestures and mouse-alternatives. I didn't have to do this with Android or iOS. I sat down and played around and quickly figured out, "this is how I do THIS..."
But I also quickly found, "That is it, you can't do much more." Especially with iOS. Microsoft's approach is, "Man, I've seen this done, how do you do it?" and then once you figure it out you start going, "I wonder if I can do... *this*..." and you *can*! Higher learning curve, more reward.
That is my take, anyhow.
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