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[2]: The linux plateau
by telemachus81 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 13:28 UTC in reply to "RE: The linux plateau"
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Some trivial task like editing text ASCII files are available only from terminal and in general there is not a lot software included with OS by default compared to Win and specially Linux.

Open TextEdit, select 'Make Plain Text' from the Format menu, or open an existing ASCII file itself and it will be in plain text mode. You can select the encoding when saving.

Is there really less software included with OS X than with Windows? Mac hardware comes bundled with whatever the latest version of iLife is at the time too (iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band, iDVD, iWeb), but the OS by itself comes with a full IDE and associated development software, in addition to all the base applications you would want - eMail and contact manager, calendar, phone sync, browser, media player, media organiser, instant messenger, document reader that can handle PDFs, etc, as well as a bunch of the core Unix utilities.

Edited 2009-02-02 13:31 UTC

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