Linked by David Adams on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 16:36 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Windows As of today, Microsoft won't allow manufacturers to install XP on new netbooks," says blogger Kevin Fogarty. "That doesn't mean corporate customers who special-order hardware with XP won't be able to get it, or even that its market share ( 60 percent!) will drop any time soon.... It just means XP has taken the first babystep toward obsolescence and the long (really long, considering its market share) slide down toward the pit of minor operating systems like the MacOS X (4.39 percent) , Java ME (.95 percent) and "Other" (which I think is an alternative spelling for "Linux" (.85 percent).
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1%
by Jason Bourne on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 18:09 UTC
Jason Bourne
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I wonder why the press keeps hitting the 1% ceiling for Linux usage. I wonder how accurate those statistics are.

Edited 2010-10-22 18:10 UTC

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RE: 1%
by jtfolden on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 20:07 in reply to "1%"
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2005-08-12

Fairly accurate. Linux seems to always be between .80 and 1.0% in reputable results (such as Net Applications).

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RE[2]: 1%
by Nth_Man on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 11:49 in reply to "RE: 1%"
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2010-05-16

reputable results (such as Net Applications).

"Net Applications"? Who are them? How do someone know their results are true? Do Linux users ever need to connect to "Net Applications" web page?

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