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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by ilovebeer on Tue 18th Oct 2011 16:24 UTC
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PC gaming is huge, to say it's not is simply ignorant.

The Windows OS is not nearly as "bad" and "non-stable" as Linux users are constantly saying.

The Linux OS is not nearly as "good" and "stable" as Linux users are constantly saying.

Windows is a perfectly fine OS for the average user. Familiarity, vast support, low learning curve all help.

Nobody should be surprised Windows is the dominant OS -- not because of some secret conspiracy against Linux, but simply because it's a great OS for the average user. And the average user is what makes up the majority.

I'm a daily user of both Windows & Linux, and have been for many years. Linux does great in a few specific areas but as a desktop for the average user I find it to be crap most of the time due to constant breakage/incompatibilities and introduction of new bugs.

Linux users, I am one of you half the time so spare me your rhetoric and propaganda -- I know better.

An OS is just like any other tool. You pick the one that best suits your needs. There isn't a single OS that is blatantly better in all areas and for all users.

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