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]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 24th Jan 2013 09:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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I think, in one part, people are buying less desktop, because they don't have to. It's not like before when upgrading Windows required new and faster hardware. Desktops have become very powerful and I guess most are already overkill for what the user really needs.

And yes, mobile devices allow us to do more and more, needing our desktop less and less. But there are a lot of tasks where a desktop excels (pun perhaps intended) at.

So the time need to use one decreases, but its presence is still very much needed. And probably some people don't need one at all anymore.

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