Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 12:00 UTC
In the News Since it's nigh on impossible to produce accurate figures of operating system usage, we have to make do with figures that provide a rough estimate, at best. One such set of statistics are the figures from Net Applications, which tracks the 160 million monthly visitors to its hosted websites. The latest figures from January 2009 have been published, and they show that the rise of Mac OS X continues, as well as that of the iPhone and iPod Touch. Unsurprisingly, Windows 7 did quite well too.
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RE: The linux plateau
by Liquidator on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 12:56 UTC in reply to "The linux plateau"
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If an OS that is FREE is not being used, the problem is either that people don't know about it, or that switching to it is too painful (or both).


True. You could also add "lack of time". It is always possible to learn how to use Linux when you have enough time, but when you have a Windows computer at home, and you virtually have no time to google around, read documentation, discuss on forums, etc...You stick to what you have, even if you are not 100% satisfied. When you have a problem, you ask a friend, or take the computer to a local store, they fix it for you. Personally I have given up with Linux because I don't have enough time to learn and troubleshoot the computer (because of my work, family, sport, charity, etc...).

Edited 2009-02-02 12:59 UTC

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