Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Aug 2006 19:10 UTC, submitted by Dolphin
.NET (dotGNU too) "Four short years ago, Microsoft unveiled its new framework/engine for programming and running applications in a virtual environment, and the world was stunned. Microsoft had introduced a run-time environment that was for the first time a true 'write once, run everywhere' implementation, but that was far from being the end. With .NET 3.0 on the loom, NeoSmart Technologies takes a look at how far .NET has come and just how long it can keep going."
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Ok. 95% of the market
by NotParker on Fri 11th Aug 2006 20:08 UTC
NotParker
Member since:
2006-06-01

Ok, everywhere means 95% of the market.

*nix has 1% of the users, Apple has 3%.

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RE: Ok. 95% of the market
by Bit_Rapist on Fri 11th Aug 2006 20:13 in reply to "Ok. 95% of the market"
Bit_Rapist Member since:
2005-11-13

Ok, everywhere means 95% of the market.

*nix has 1% of the users, Apple has 3%.


What about the compact framework ?

Windows Mobile is not 95% of the handheld market and yet MS only supports the Windows variant.

The .net framework is marketed heavily server side with ASP.net and thats a market that *nix has the bigger share but MS has made no effort to go there.

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RE: Ok. 95% of the market
by zambizzi on Fri 11th Aug 2006 20:19 in reply to "Ok. 95% of the market"
zambizzi Member since:
2006-04-23

I assume you mean desktop OS market share...and those numbers are a few years old, at least. They're also very hard to quantify and change rapidly. At one point in recent years, it was estimated that the Linux desktop had overtaken Apple by a small margin.

But I digress...

There is a great divide between Windows forms on Windows, Windows forms in Mono (incomplete), GTK#, QT#, etc. - so the write-once, run-anywhere slogan in the article, which is a rip-off of the same Java slogan, is BA-loney.

If we're talking about the server-side part of the market, .NET has clearly *not* taken over the world...that's just not with reality any way you bend or mold it.

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RE: Ok. 95% of the market
by collinm on Fri 11th Aug 2006 21:21 in reply to "Ok. 95% of the market"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

linux server have about 30% of the market
linux desktop user is about 3%

linux marker share is about 5%

have you travell in Venezuela?
in Venezuela, majority pc selled have linux
computer have a technical support number if customer have problem

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RE[2]: Ok. 95% of the market
by robmv on Sat 12th Aug 2006 16:42 in reply to "RE: Ok. 95% of the market"
robmv Member since:
2006-08-12

What you say is false, I live in Venezuela and no mather how much I like Linux (I am a happy Fedora Core 5 user), the majority of computers sold or assembled here are Windows based (legal and illegal copies), like any other part of the world. Just yesterday I saw for the first time in my life, a Suse Linux based PC being sold on a store (CompuMall)

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