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]: FINALLY
by Liquidator on Sat 2nd May 2009 12:49 UTC 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.

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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...

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RE[4]: FINALLY
by WereCatf on Mon 4th May 2009 11:04 in reply to "RE[3]: FINALLY"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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...


Is it really so hard for you F/OSS fanboys to understand that WinXP just is NOT as bad as you wish it were? I haven't seen a BSOD in years, and I can't remember when WinXP had crashed either.

God, your all-knowing and arrogant attitudes sometimes makes me want to completely ditch Linux and move back to Windows, just to spite you >_>

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