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[11]: Marketshare
by WereCatf on Thu 24th Jan 2013 06:15 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Marketshare"
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"End-users don't pay patent royalties.

Yes they do, it's baked into the price they pay when buying Windows/OSX and other commercial operating systems which supplies licenced 'technology' out of the box.

They are not carrying that cost for you if that is what you imagined, they offload it onto the customer through the asking price.

No, I meant that end-users do not have to worry about paying royalties or such as lemur2 tried to imply. Since the cost of them is already baked-in the end-users just buy the product and that's that.

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