Technology quality and popularity are inversely correlated for IT
Paul Murphy writes:
6 - it’s sad but true: generally speaking technology quality and popularity are inversely correlated for IT. Macs are genuinely better than PCs on every dimension except popularity, Linux is genuinely better than Windows on every dimension except popularity, Sun’s UltraSPARC products are genuinely better than their x86 products on every dimension except popularity, etc etc -but remember that the reverse isn’t true: unpopularity does not always indicate quality, a few popular products, particularly services products, are actually quite decent.
Yeah … hits the nail on it’s head. And mostly, the reason for the popularity doesn’t lie in the product itself: Windows and PC are more popular by the better availability of illegal copies of software and x86 is more popular than UltraSPARC because of a finnish student and the ever elastic demand of computing power in gaming (and the existence of AMD)