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RE: [xml-dev] 2007 Predictions - losing the PC

Actually it is more likely the ease of it.  If you close a system, you lose
all of the complexity of consensus.   OpenGL is available to lots of people.
Do you credit Microsoft's dominance of the desktop market to DirectX?

People love eye candy.

What 3D doesn't really improve is text heavy applications which is what a
majority of desktop applications are and why XML is a success there.  In 3D,
XML is mostly in the way with the exception that it provides standard and
familiar means to query and transform.  As a syntax for graphics, it sucks
big time.


-----Original Message-----: david.lyon@preisshare.net


To quote:

"Macintosh computer sales also surged, rising 40% to $2.4 billion,  
while Mac shipments rose 28% to 1.61 million units, more than double  
the growth of the overall PC market. The Mac results were a slightly  
below many analysts forecasts, as several had expected Apple to sell  
between 1.75 million and 1.8 million Macs during the quarter."

Using OpenGL I'm sure has had something to do with it....

Obviously people like this stuff...

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