Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 12:00 UTC
In the News Since it's nigh on impossible to produce accurate figures of operating system usage, we have to make do with figures that provide a rough estimate, at best. One such set of statistics are the figures from Net Applications, which tracks the 160 million monthly visitors to its hosted websites. The latest figures from January 2009 have been published, and they show that the rise of Mac OS X continues, as well as that of the iPhone and iPod Touch. Unsurprisingly, Windows 7 did quite well too.
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RE: The linux plateau
by areks on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 13:05 UTC in reply to "The linux plateau"
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I believe it is only marketing. Apple got it right, so people change even it is the most difficult to use OS.

Yes in my opinion it is difficult. Mac is very different from Win and Linux in Look&Feel starting with keyboard layout. Some trivial task like editing text ASCII files are available only from terminal and in general there is not a lot software included with OS by default compared to Win and specially Linux.

The fact what Linux is free is not true from user point of view (my Linux netbook was more expensive with Linux compared with WinXP), or not relevant (I never saw Linux source code even I'm programmer myself and I use it for years now).
So the close BSD distribution (yes MacOSX) is much more successful.

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