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.
Permalink for comment 346794
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: I'll start it!!!!!!
by milles21 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:49 UTC in reply to "RE: I'll start it!!!!!!"
Member since:

Opensuse cannot meet all the demands, we are talking enterprise not hacks. Groupwise server, Zenworks server, edirectory server, non of these are supported on Opensuse. Opensuse offers no support for enterprises nor does it offer integration of enterprise services.

In regard to Solaris you are still missing the ease of use enterprise directory system and management capabilities. We are talking GUIi tool or web based tools that enterprises demand to train staff. Time machine was not inventive it was merely marketed with the right tools that a user could easily be trained to use.

Active directory is not inventive but provides the tools to train admins to use. Apple, and Microsoft succeed partly from being inventive the other from producing intuitive tools to allow users to manage networks.

Even Apple's OS X server can allow office admins the ability to easily teach them how to use the tools in a method that they can understand from creating users and email accounts, restarting services and creating shares. The fluidness of Linux tools, often lack of consistent documentation makes it a moving target. That was were Novell would have succeeded if the community did not start to rip them to shreds. I sometimes view the community as crabs in a barrel committed more to distros than the common Linux goal.

Edited 2009-02-02 23:51 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1