Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 14th Aug 2006 16:47 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes OneStat today reported that Microsoft's Windows dominates the operating system market with a global usage share of 96.97 percent. The Mac appears to be at around 2.47% and Linux at 0.36%. Please note that OneStat bases its numbers on a large number of internet site hits and extraction from user agents.
Thread beginning with comment 152535
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Hahahahahah
by bolomkxxviii on Tue 15th Aug 2006 11:09 UTC in reply to "Hahahahahah"
bolomkxxviii
Member since:
2006-05-19

I don't care if linux is a "failure" or not. After years of viruses, worms, spyware, etc. and hours of maintaining my Windows system (and the cost of firewalls, anti-virus, etc.) I moved to linux. Now I spend my time using my system, not maintaining it. Do I care what the numbers say? Not one bit.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Hahahahahah
by walterbyrd on Tue 15th Aug 2006 13:39 in reply to "RE: Hahahahahah"
walterbyrd Member since:
2005-12-31

>>Do I care what the numbers say? Not one bit.<<

Then I guess you don't care about continued HW/SW support either. HW/SW makers don't care if their products don't work for 0.4% of the market.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[3]: Hahahahahah
by bolomkxxviii on Tue 15th Aug 2006 15:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Hahahahahah"
bolomkxxviii Member since:
2006-05-19

>>Do I care what the numbers say? Not one bit.<<

Then I guess you don't care about continued HW/SW support either. HW/SW makers don't care if their products don't work for 0.4% of the market.

If linux really were at 0.4% do you think it would have the HW/SW support that is available today? Obviously someone thinks it is worth doing regardless of what OneStat claims.

Reply Parent Score: 2