Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 21:28 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux "If you consider NetApplications' data set, then Linux owns only about 1 percent of the desktop OS market and Windows has almost 92 percent. But if you consider all computing platforms, including mobile, than Windows has only 20 percent and Linux has 42 percent - and that would be in the form of Google's Android alone." No more or less legitimate than claiming Windows owns 92% of the market. It's all a matter of perspective.
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RE: Comment by shmerl
by kurkosdr on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 10:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
kurkosdr
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1% for the desktop is way invalid too.


It is. Google crawlbots and other web spiders running linux get filed under "Linux" in such statistics (not to mention set top boxes running some Linux-y OS). This grossly inflates the numbers. It will be fun if the real numbers for Desktop Linux are revealed and happen to be something like AmigaOS's numbers. All those Linux fans thinking the 1% was an acorn waiting to turn into an oak will cry in despair.

Desktop is the only market in which linux is deficient...

A kind offer by X.org and PulseAudio, and the geeks who imposed them on Desktop Linux users so they can boast "network transparency". Because THAT's what everbody cares about. X.org was at least the "standard" for nix OSes back then, but the PulseAudio nonsense was clear evidence the geeks behind Linux care more about bragging rights ("me has network transparency") than making usable stuff.

Edited 2013-01-23 10:51 UTC

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