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: The way :)
by spinnekopje on Sun 3rd May 2009 06:02 UTC in reply to "The way :)"
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In many ways, they should look up to Microsoft for ideas, as MS has proven to understand the way an average user thinks.

I think MS has lost that understanding, but because of their marketing in the past they made users think like MS, and not create their products the way people think. The average user is familiar with MS, so it's difficult. The same problem goes for the applications where most users here use MS Office. Those users won't switch to linux unless they first switched to The human being isn't one of easy changing its habitutes..

I've seen it a couple of times before now: learning to use another OS means you have to forget how the other one worked. This is correct for changing to linux, but also for changing to windows, OS X or whatever OS you prefer.

Personnaly I don't care how many or few people are using a certain system, as long as they like it. For the moment I like using ubuntu with my own custom kernel on my aspire one. I know that I won't change back to windows unless windows changes radicaly because in my opinion you have to look in unlogical places for many settings.

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