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: Linux is a kernel
by winter skies on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 10:25 UTC in reply to "Linux is a kernel"
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Except Linux is a kernel not an Operating System. [...]
Trying to lump them all together is ludicrous at best. There are hundreds of Operating Systems which are referred to as "distributions" based on the Linux kernel.

So what about Windows CE vs Windows NT, which don't even share a kernel?

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RE[2]: Linux is a kernel
by henderson101 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 17:32 in reply to "RE: Linux is a kernel"
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Let's be honest here - is Windows 95 really Windows? It doesn't use the NT kernel. It uses a similar API, but the actual underlying code base is not the same. Is Win 3.1 Windows? Same. Is Windows CE Windows? Again, same deal - however the kernel was implemented, the programming interface is extremely identical. Porting code to CE is more about the fact the device is lacking specific hardware one might expect in a full desktop, rather than anything overly dramatic.

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RE[3]: Linux is a kernel
by cdude on Thu 24th Jan 2013 09:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux is a kernel"
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WP8 doesn't even have win32 or posix. Linux has both (wine) and a window-manager with Windows. So?

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