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!
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RE[2]: Not really
by ahmetaa on Sat 2nd May 2009 12:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Not really"
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Apps matter, not the OS.

Not quite. Without a good foundation it's tough (not impossible, but tough) to write good apps, and also the without a good OS the security of all your stuff is negligible. I'd say they both matter. Without good OS it doesn't matter what you run in it, and without apps even the Holy Grail of OS-development is useless.


Well, not quite. just use a secure development platform (use a robust virtual machine). most applications does not need low level capabilities. Hint: Android. Besides, linux is not that secure anyway. But with enoug sand boxing it is ok, just like any other OS.

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