Linked by David Adams on Mon 17th Oct 2011 17:29 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Well, its not official yet, but Microsoft's Windows 7 has now become the most widely used operating system. . . Windows 7 now has a strong 40.21% share of all desktop operating systems around the world whereas, the usage share of Windows XP has slipped to 38.64%. All this happened a couple of days back (in October). The rise in usage of Windows 7 and the drop in usage of Windows XP has been consistent since the time Windows 7 was first launched.
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linux will succeed
by unclefester on Tue 18th Oct 2011 10:06 UTC
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The BRIC countries are already planning widespread Linux-only use for government and education use.

Windows is already banned from schools and government offices in the Indian state of Kerala (33 million pop'n.)

President Putin has decreed that Russia government agencies must only use OSS by 2015.

China's government will probably switch to Longsoon/Red Flag as a Wintel replacement.

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