When Windows 95 launched in 1995 it negated most of the advantages of the ease of use of the Macintosh and the PC market took off. The ratio reached 56 in 2004 when 182.5 million PCs were sold vs. 3.25 million Macs.
During the second half of the 90s it was already clear that Windows won the PC platform war. Windows had an advantage that seemed unsurmountable. …
Then, in 2004, something happened.
Another jaw dropping article from Horace Dediu. An alternative title might be: “how Microsoft finds itself on the ropes”.
Worth a read just for the final chart.