Linked by David Adams on Sun 6th Nov 2011 04:34 UTC
Linux While it may seem like Linux-only projects are betraying their loyal base by developing Windows or OSX versions, I would argue that cross-platform development is actually better for Linux as a whole, better for individual software projects and their developers, and ultimately better for Linux users.
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RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage
by ilovebeer on Sun 6th Nov 2011 17:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Darkmage"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

I'm sorry. I think this whole "marketshare" thing is a farce. There is really no telling how many people are on Linux, because adopters of Linux don't buy it. They simply download it and install it on their computers. This skews the numbers when talking about adopters of Linux.

There's no telling how many people use Windows either but it's certainly a bigger number than reflected in sales figures.

I know certain Linux users really really really want to believe their beloved OS is far more popular than it really is, ....but it's not. The reasons can be whined about/debated til the cows come home but it doesn't change the reality.

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