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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RE: linux will succeed
by westlake on Tue 18th Oct 2011 12:28 UTC in reply to "linux will succeed"
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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.
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.


For a community which speaks endlessly of "Free as in Freedom ---

"the Cathedral vs. the Bazaar"

Linux seems to become the OS of choice for the authoritarian state.

The top-down approach. The mandate from on high. One size fits all.

While the "Peole's Choice" is Windows.

In the Statcounter breakdown for the BRIC countries, Linux is on life-support.

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