In Pictures: 12 ways Windows 8 dominates the OS competition

Don't let all the Live Tile bashing fool you. Windows 8 still dominates the OS competition in a dozen crucial aspects.

Widespread peripheral compatibility Want your printer or gaming mouse to run on your Mac or Ubuntu box? It'll probably work, but there's some dice rolling involved, especially for you Linux lovers. A couple of Apple-branded pieces aside, virtually every hardware peripheral supports Windows PCs. Every peripheral. Did you know that Apple pretty much invented the FireWire and Thunderbolt connectors? It's true--and those ports are still available on Windows computers.

Yup, it's good to be the king.

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