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Acer chief exec Stan Shih: Exiting the PC market? Not us!

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Re: Windows PC delusional players

Doing well and being the majority of profit or revenue are very different things. This is part of why it is not uncommon for a changing of brands when there actuall is technical change since it is the safe bet to accept better terms or outright subsidies by the established players till sales of a new stuff are so high they have release their own version. Even with the gradual erosion of MS market share of desktops and laptops the change is slow and MS is going to be the largest for a while, alternate OSs are a better negotiating tool than a realistic replacement for the whole product line for the near future.

The switch from chromebook to Android seems like will produce a much better alternative anyway. Running local applications, better ofline functionality, integration with Android phones or tablets, possibly using the existing android app base to fill in software gaps may help get a critical mass that could be large enough to get developers to write for it.

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