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[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by 0brad0 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 09:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
0brad0
Member since:
2007-05-05


The Android version of Linux isn't in the same league as desktop/server Linux. The reasons why the masses don't like/want Linux on their desktop doesn't change, because of the number of Android handsets.


There is no such thing as "Android version of Linux".

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 09:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Well, the modified Linux kernel Google uses for their operating system they call Android.

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by lemur2 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 10:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Well, the modified Linux kernel Google uses for their operating system they call Android.


http://www.androidauthority.com/android-linux-kernel-64871/

The Android kernel is a part of the main Linux source tree.

"developers will be able to use the latest released version of the Linux kernel to run an Android system, without having to apply any Android specific patches. Second, the burden (and cost) of maintaining independent patches from release to release for Android kernel developers will be reduced and, eventually, eliminated. The unification is also good news for driver writers and component manufacturers, as it will now be possible to develop drivers and board support features against either an Android kernel release or a mainstream kernel release."

Edited 2013-01-23 10:27 UTC

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