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[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by lemur2 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 10:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Well, the modified Linux kernel Google uses for their operating system they call Android.

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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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by henderson101 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 17:21 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Kernel yes. But does the Kernel make it LINUX? If so, every Windows mobile phone ever used a version of Windows kernel. As do the XBOX (360). Your gaze is very, very narrow and extremely suspect.

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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by Valhalla on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 21:18 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Kernel yes. But does the Kernel make it LINUX?

Since Linux is just a kernel then obviously it does.

I don't see how anyone can argue this, Linux can't magically mean more than the kernel, a 'Linux distro' means an operating system distribution consisting of the Linux kernel and a configuration of < insert other software here > which together functions as a full operating system.

There is no 'Linux operating system', there is only the 'Linux kernel'.

There are however operating systems like Ubuntu, Android, Meego, Tizen, Raspian, Debian, Arch, Gentoo etc which uses the Linux kernel.

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