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[3]: FINALLY
by Jokel on Sun 3rd May 2009 08:47 UTC 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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RE[5]: FINALLY
by r_a_trip on Mon 4th May 2009 14:47 in reply to "RE[4]: FINALLY"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm almost tempted to say, don't let the door hit you on the way out, but no.

Linux is too good to pass up, even with some uninformed people lurking around.

Windows XP SP2 is a bold step forward in comparison to earlier versions. It actually works pretty well.

Too bad that I got so disgusted with MS's culture and business practices, that considering Windows as a main OS currently is out of the question.

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RE[5]: FINALLY
by Jokel on Mon 4th May 2009 18:50 in reply to "RE[4]: FINALLY"
Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

Calm down man!!!!!

Where did I say anything wrong about XP?

I just mentioned a bare cold fact. There is no blue screen to been seen if you do not configure XP to show it. Nothing more - nothing less...

How do I know? I EARN my money working as troubleshooter in big mixed UNIX/Windows networks. I know enough of both systems (and Novell and Cisco and...) to stand above those stupid OS fights.

Jeezz - those fanatic MS drones are really spitting fire about a lousy 1 % of Linux desktop population. Seems even that low rate is unbearable for them. Makes you think...

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