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 08:19 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Marketshare"
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"These apply to ANY OS whatsoever, as long as that OS allows users to run unsigned executables on a local system. It's the end-user that is the problem, and switching to Linux doesn't solve that.

Actually, it doesn't apply to Linux.

Yes, it does. You're only assuming that end-users will only ever execute stuff that was gotten from official repos, but if they execute stuff that wasn't gotten from those the same problem applies to Linux just as much.

Here is the comparable situation for Windows, which lacks effective system-wide package management:

Windows Store does work as a system-wide package management system, and yes, a VLC for Metro UI is in the works.

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