Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd May 2009 10:23 UTC, submitted by Luis
Linux Yes boys and girls, it's Net Applications time. Sure, their figures are flawed, and sure, they're misused all over the non-scientifically educated media, but that doesn't mean they do not indicate trends. One of those trends was a slowly rising popularity of Linux, which hit 0.93% market share in August 2008, only to sink back again during the following months. Well, it's April May 2009 now, and Linux has finally crossed the 1% market share line!
Thread beginning with comment 361391
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: FINALLY
by autumnlover on Sat 2nd May 2009 10:59 UTC in reply to "FINALLY"
autumnlover
Member since:
2007-04-12

If only they would TRY GNU/LINUX they would be free from BLUE SCREENS but no BILL GATES tricks them ALL!!!!


Since XP SP2 I haven't seen BSOD even once. Get real. It's not "9x" in the Windows world anymore.

Reply Parent Score: 2

v RE[2]: FINALLY
by ride01 on Sat 2nd May 2009 11:08 in reply to "RE: FINALLY"
RE[2]: FINALLY
by kajaman on Sat 2nd May 2009 12:01 in reply to "RE: FINALLY"
kajaman Member since:
2006-01-06

And I had Ubuntu hanged every few hours until I upgraded to testing versions of kernel and drivers on FINAL ubuntu 9.04. This is 2009 and things had changed...

Edited 2009-05-02 12:01 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: FINALLY
by Liquidator on Sat 2nd May 2009 12:49 in reply to "RE: FINALLY"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Same here...People keep remembering the notorious Win 98 version that would cause blue screens of death...Things have changed with XP, and I haven't seen a BSOF since then...I'm not backing Microsoft, it's just the truth.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: FINALLY
by Jokel on Sun 3rd May 2009 08:47 in reply to "RE[2]: FINALLY"
Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

Hmm ... Not that strange. You will only see a blue screen if you you change the default settings to do so. WindowsXP just abruptly restarts/crashes without showing a bluescreen when something goes wrong.

So - yes. You might not have seen a blue screen in years, but that does not mean anything I am afraid...

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: FINALLY
by RogerBryce on Sat 2nd May 2009 13:14 in reply to "RE: FINALLY"
RogerBryce Member since:
2008-07-07

Windows XP was released almost 9 years ago and the least one is entitled to expect is that it is now fixed almost properly. I say "almost", because, after my experience with XP_32, I'd rather go back to DOS than use it again. That's just my opinion, of course.

I got a couple of BSODS on Windows Server 2003 SP1 on a Pentium D940 based computer. I think that's much worse than getting them on XP.

One last consideration: even VIA has now gone the 64 bit way. XP is really dead and it's pointless to compare it to any recent release of Linux.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: FINALLY
by Jokel on Sun 3rd May 2009 08:54 in reply to "RE[2]: FINALLY"
Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

Ever tried XP 64 bit professional?

Works very nice. Not all apps are compatible, but a lot of them just work...

Although I prefer Linux, I like to see the comments a bit balanced...

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: FINALLY
by EddyGL on Sun 3rd May 2009 23:33 in reply to "RE: FINALLY"
EddyGL Member since:
2009-04-12

That would only be YOUR experience, not indicative of the entire Windows using population

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: FINALLY
by RogerBryce on Mon 4th May 2009 11:40 in reply to "RE[2]: FINALLY"
RogerBryce Member since:
2008-07-07

I think I wrote it was just my opinion.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: FINALLY
by dylansmrjones on Tue 5th May 2009 15:19 in reply to "RE: FINALLY"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Since I got a new computer I've had quite a few BSOD's with Win2K3. It's really a non-Microsoft software/hardware problem, but none-the-less I've got a few BSOD's lately. Blame it on Logitech (well, Labtec webcam) and Asus (I knew buying a mobo from Asus was bad).

Generally Windows is very stable and has been so since Win2K. Poor hardware/software combination can bring down any system.

Reply Parent Score: 2