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[6]: Comment by shmerl
by henderson101 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
henderson101
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Even the most minor of updates to Windows are far more painful than a complete re-install of my desktop Linux distribution and all associated applications that I use.


Since when? Windows 7 just installs updates. It does this at shutdown/boot time. I has *yet* to get in the way of my using my system. But reinstalling the entire OS and packages (which seem to be what you're implying you do - forgive me if I've misinterpreted) sounds like a heck of a lot more work to me. Do absolutely nothing (including having to download anything manually) vs download a live CD, vet it, decide if an upgrade is warranted, format/wipe root, reinstall (which even with the fastest DVD drive is still going to take at least 10 minutes.) Yes, absolutely simple to use your method - if you are insane or Lemur2, not for a regular user.

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