Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 22:52 UTC
Windows Heck, Microsoft really weren't kidding when they said Windows 7 was the fastest-selling operating system in the world. NetApplications released its figures for January 2010, and it seems that after only three months of availability, Microsoft's latest baby has already hit the 10% market share mark.
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RE: also..
by yoshi314@gmail.com on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 07:26 UTC in reply to "also.."
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2009-12-14

i wonder how many people that went from vista to linux and are planning to come back to w7.

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RE[2]: also..
by Devi1903 on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 10:00 in reply to "RE: also.."
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2009-11-05

Not a lot i would think. Those knowledgeable enough to make the switch are unlikely to see any advantage of switching back. Except the gamers, who were unlikely to make the switch in the first place.

I must say i have a little laugh everytime i see these market figures come out. Is it really a true reflection?

In a market where the majority of OEMs come with windows preloaded & consumers are rarely confronted with linux at all.I would like to see more retailers take the step of stocking linux machines.

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RE[3]: also.. - I'll be counted a few times
by jabbotts on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 16:48 in reply to "RE[2]: also.."
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2007-09-06

The real question is how accurate market share estimates are and or browser/OS ID tags as I believe netcraft does it. I know I'm counted at least three times if not five or more simply by the number of platforms I get out through. Also, as a gamer, I'll be counted at least twice (Win for games, Deb for everything else).

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RE[2]: also..
by rockwell on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 15:17 in reply to "RE: also.."
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2005-09-13

Um, maybe 20? Linux on the desktop sucks ballz.

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RE[3]: also.. perhaps for you
by jabbotts on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 16:49 in reply to "RE[2]: also.."
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2007-09-06

For me, a Linux based distro on the desktop is a natural fit that enables my computing. No problem if it sucks for you, everybody is different. Just don't assume your experience is indicative of everybody.

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RE[3]: also..
by Zifre on Thu 4th Feb 2010 01:08 in reply to "RE[2]: also.."
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2009-10-04

rockwell,

Do you have to sound like an idiot with every post you write? It's perfectly okay to have a strong opinion about something, and it's perfectly okay to voice your point of view in a debate. But calling people "freetards" and making childish, idiotic comments just makes everyone hate you, even if they agree with what your saying.

It's okay to have a bad comment every once in a while. But I honestly can't remember you ever making a good comment that adds any value to the discussion (I'm sure I'm wrong though, but that's the impression you give people). Try to be nicer, and try not to be a troll.

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