Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 21:28 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux "If you consider NetApplications' data set, then Linux owns only about 1 percent of the desktop OS market and Windows has almost 92 percent. But if you consider all computing platforms, including mobile, than Windows has only 20 percent and Linux has 42 percent - and that would be in the form of Google's Android alone." No more or less legitimate than claiming Windows owns 92% of the market. It's all a matter of perspective.
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RE[4]: Marketshare
by Nelson on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 23:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Marketshare"
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It is an utter myth that desktop Linux is deficient, except for the fact that most people are not offered a convenient and cost-proportionate way to purchase it pre-installed on decent hardware. That alone is the reason why it lacks more market share than it has (which is significantly more than 1% BTW).

I agree. While Linux has rough spots, they're no more rough than the roughest spots on Windows. That alone isn't impeding it. The desktop market has forces beyond the control of the various Linux initiatives similarly to how a lot of Windows Phone's marketshare woes are attributable to market conditions that outweigh the merits of the product.

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