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[2]: Linux is a kernel
by Nelson on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 03:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux is a kernel"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

People call me a Microsoft shill, but I can only hope to be half as good as lemur2 is at shilling for Linux and KDE.

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RE[3]: Linux is a kernel
by lemur2 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 04:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux is a kernel"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

People call me a Microsoft shill, but I can only hope to be half as good as lemur2 is at shilling for Linux and KDE.


Compared to your good self I am merely an amateur ... I don't get paid at all. Did you see the link I provided earlier to an example of costs of a consumer Linux desktop versus a Windows desktop:

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?549963

Here we saw that the cost (to a consumer) per machine for a Windows desktop OS and Office suite installation was $AUD344 more than a Linux desktop and office suite installation for the exact same $599 hardware.

I'm sure that your commission for shilling, coming out of a percentage of $AUD344 per machine, amounts to a much better income than my "commission" out of $0 per machine.

LOL.

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RE[4]: Linux is a kernel
by WereCatf on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 05:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux is a kernel"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Here we saw that the cost (to a consumer) per machine for a Windows desktop OS and Office suite installation was $AUD344 more than a Linux desktop and office suite installation for the exact same $599 hardware.


An ingenuous comparison. LibreOffice works just as well under Windows as it does under Linux, yet under Windows you always compare the prices as if only Microsoft Office was available for that platform.

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RE[4]: Linux is a kernel
by Nelson on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 05:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux is a kernel"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

It is impossible to have a discussion with you without your incessant link spam and a thicket of rhetorical bullshit.

Seriously, you plug Linux, KDE, and Qt in every single comment you post.

I know less about your own personal views than I do about the views of the various (often misleading, inconclusive, or downright incorrect) links you spam every comment with.

Maybe you think you have one up on most people because you can fatigue them in this manner, but it doesn't make you insightful at all.

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RE[3]: Linux is a kernel
by pos3 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 10:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux is a kernel"
pos3 Member since:
2010-06-25

I don't think anyone can come close to you ;)

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