Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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OEMs aren't the problem. This meme needs to die. The problem is simply that Linux, on a technical level, simply can't compete with Windows and OS X. I don't care how good it is in the server room, or how many developer tools it has, for everything else, it lags Windows and OS X by miles.

Actually I use Windows 7 64-bit and Vista at work. Have used Irix, Solaris (now, that is technically superior!), OSF1 etc. Have used Windows since 3.0. Use Mac OS X on my shiny new Macbook Pro 17". Use Ubuntu for a lot of my consulting work. I have to say that each of these are perfectly usable (and the recent Ubuntu 9.10 is slick and a joy to use). In fact, there are plenty of things that Ubuntu has that I miss when I use OS X. I disagree with your statement.

Also, who really cares about marketshare? Certainly marketing weenies. I think Solaris is an excellent fit for many heavy applications and certainly is vastly superior to Windows Server in uptimes and certain design aspects (you have to reboot your Windows Server more than once per decade? what a joke).

who is retarded enough to say, "Oh, Solaris has a tiny market share, it must be crap, don't use it". Marketshare is for d!ck-swinging comparisons intended for people who aren't technical enough to make intelligent technological comparisons. The "Bob and Joe down in the mail department are using Windows 7, so I should use it too" mentality.

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