Linked by David Adams on Mon 17th Oct 2011 17:29 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Well, its not official yet, but Microsoft's Windows 7 has now become the most widely used operating system. . . Windows 7 now has a strong 40.21% share of all desktop operating systems around the world whereas, the usage share of Windows XP has slipped to 38.64%. All this happened a couple of days back (in October). The rise in usage of Windows 7 and the drop in usage of Windows XP has been consistent since the time Windows 7 was first launched.
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RE[2]: linux will succeed
by unclefester on Wed 19th Oct 2011 04:11 UTC in reply to "RE: linux will succeed"
unclefester
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Statcounter is absolutely useless for measuring education or government use of Linux in BRIC countries. Why?

1) Internet access is often tightly controlled or totally blocked.

2) Hundreds of thousands of PCs used in schools and government are behind VPNs.

4) Linux browsers frequently masquerade as Windows browsers for website compatibility purposes.

Kerala alone has 1.6 million highly competent (Debian) Linux users graduating from high school each year. Most of them have never even used Windows. They are not going to switch to Windows when they join the workforce.

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