Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Jul 2005 17:10 UTC
Windows "Longhorn Beta 1 is still a few weeks away from release. And Office 12 Beta 1 isn't slated to debut until this fall. But that isn't stopping Microsoft from peeling back the covers on some of the new features slated for the pair of products due to ship in the latter half of 2006."
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RE[2]: 0.013
by rm6990 on Sat 9th Jul 2005 17:56 UTC in reply to "RE: 0.013"
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I know OSNews used to keep usage stats. We could probably get a fairly accurate look of Linux usage vs. Windows usage by asking OSNews to provide us with these stats.

I think Microsoft just spouts off these low numbers to turn people. "We'll Linux must not be that good if it only sports 0.031% marketshare."


OSNews probably isn't the best place to look at these stats. I'm willing to bet there are a higher percentage of Linux users visiting this site than say...cnn.com or google.com. Hell, there are probably more FreeBSD users visiting this site than Linux users visiting cnn.com or google percentage wise (just a guess).

But I concur with what the above poster said, although Microsoft could be talking about Linux machines sold, so that the 30 machines you converted to Linux wouldn't count. Counting Linux's marketshare probably isn't going to be ever possible.

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