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: Amazing
by yester64 on Thu 24th Jan 2013 02:35 UTC in reply to "Amazing"
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Well i think Windows is still the major player if it comes to desktops.
In that sense if one put anything Linux related in basket it is tainted.
There is no question that Windows is insignificant player in the mobile world.
Still, i can not see that Linux will ever replace Windows. Maybe one day.
All these statistics are only good for those people that want to bend them to their purpose.
As for crapware, if you buy any cellphone from any telco you have already crapware on it. Only if you cut the middle man out you are getting the real deal. Isn't that expected?

Anyway, i always thought that these statics are kinda lame. Maybe a guidance of how a market trends but nothing more.

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