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[4]: Marketshare
by henderson101 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 17:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Marketshare"
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This is a myth. The selection of commonly-used desktop applications (mail client, web browser, file manager & utilities, office suite, say photo management & editing, etc) for Linux, along with the lack of malware and crapware and the need for anti-virus, make desktop Linux a far better choice for most people, since most people by far are not gamers


Really? I don't think so. Any serious musician will come up with little on LINUX that can rival Reaper, and that is probably the lowest tier DAW software. There are no half decent video editors - not with the features in apps like Avid and iMovie... both of which do a better job on iOS than a full blown LINUX distro. Where is the port of Photoshop these days? And Illustrator? GIMP is a plaything and Inkscape was still very lacking last time I looked. Where are the specialised drawing tools, such a Manga Studio (which I use on both Mac and Windows regularly)? If you only word process/uses spreadsheets, edit a few basic digital photos and make extremely simple movies I might agree. But no.

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