Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd May 2009 10:23 UTC, submitted by Luis
Linux Yes boys and girls, it's Net Applications time. Sure, their figures are flawed, and sure, they're misused all over the non-scientifically educated media, but that doesn't mean they do not indicate trends. One of those trends was a slowly rising popularity of Linux, which hit 0.93% market share in August 2008, only to sink back again during the following months. Well, it's April May 2009 now, and Linux has finally crossed the 1% market share line!
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Angel Blue01
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The problem is that this clueless user (I know quite a few!) expects everything to work, including his/her apps that havn't been updated since 1998, out of the box. MS makes a ridiculous effort towards backwards compatibility as its a good way to trap people, switching to another OS by definition does not.

As another poster pointed out, apps matter not the OS; but if the OS can't run the apps...

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