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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RE[4]: Ok. 95% of the market
by Gryzor on Sat 12th Aug 2006 17:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ok. 95% of the market"
Gryzor
Member since:
2005-07-03

my error is not venezuella but argentina

And you are again making a mistake, since the vast majority of the PCs sold in Argentina come with a variant of MS-Windows; there are some Mac users hanging around the Graphic Design labs, but the vast majority uses Windows.

I haven't lived there for four years (tho I've been there in May) and I haven't seen a single computer vendor promoting Linux. (There might be, but Joe User won't get it). If you go to a computer store in Argentina you either get Windows or a Pirated Copy of it.

Not that I have been lurking Computer Shops in order to find a linux, but all the PCs I've seen during the month I spend there (a lot to be fair!) had Windows 98 and/or 2000/XP

Now Brazil *may* be another history, but I'll let the brazilians speak for themselves.

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RE[5]: Ok. 95% of the market
by collinm on Sat 12th Aug 2006 18:12 in reply to "RE[4]: Ok. 95% of the market"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

stop to lie, majority of computer sell use linux

check computer store like Musimundo, Garbarino

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RE[6]: Ok. 95% of the market
by Gryzor on Sun 13th Aug 2006 19:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Ok. 95% of the market"
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

I did, Musimundo offers a ratio of 4 to 1 Windows XP Home Edition Vs. RX ART Linux, that is every 4 computers, only one is offered with Linux whereas the rest has Windows XP Home; not counting Laptops and Notebooks, where Windows XP is offered exclusively.
On the other Hand, "Garbarino" offers six different computers under "IT -> Computers"

3 of them have RX ART Linux, 2 have Windows XP Home edition and another have no clear indication of any OS whatsoever.
(http://local.garbarino.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=14207)

So you are right, they sell Linux much more than I thought, but to be honest, every PC I've seen in Argentina, had a copy of XP/2000, I haven't seen a single Linux box "at home" in the whole month I've spent there. Gosh I even have three cousins who were born there; one of them is " a power user " a he uses XP Professional.

Do not mistake the amount of piracy with the Vendors selling more linux.

Despite that, this has got nothing to do with .NET and is way off-topic.

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