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[7]: Comment by shmerl
by lemur2 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:51 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
lemur2
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"You are simply too mired in Windows-think to appreciate this.


How is doing in-system upgrading in this case related to Windows at all?
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Any kind of maintenance to a Windows install, even the most minor of updates, is far, far more painful than even the most far-reaching of updates to a Linux system. If you upgrade Ubuntu desktop Linux every release cycle, then every six months you get new improved versions of your OS, your desktop and all desktop applications, at no cost, as a bonus. This is kind of anathema to the Windows-think world, it is completely outside Windows users experience.

Yet the myth would have it that Linux is supposed to be harder, go figure.

Here is a bit of an amusing tongue-in-cheek take on it:

http://www.brankovukelic.com/2013/01/on-state-of-windows-on-desktop...

Edited 2013-01-23 12:08 UTC

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