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[8]: Comment by shmerl
by ilovebeer on Sat 26th Jan 2013 07:46 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
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Any kind of maintenance to a Windows install, even the most minor of updates, is far, far more painful than even the most far-reaching of updates to a Linux system.

I hope you didn't say that with a straight face. There's no getting around the overwhelming amount of breakage reports, reverts, and regressions in Linux. But don't take my word for it, just read official user & developer Linux mailing lists.

Linux works great IF you get it working correctly to begin with AND you leave it alone. Funny thing -- the exact same is true for Windows too.

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