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[6]: Comment by shmerl
by WereCatf on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:49 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

You are simply too mired in Windows-think to appreciate this.


How is doing in-system upgrading in this case related to Windows at all?

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by lemur2 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:51 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"You are simply too mired in Windows-think to appreciate this.


How is doing in-system upgrading in this case related to Windows at all?
"

Any kind of maintenance to a Windows install, even the most minor of updates, is far, far more painful than even the most far-reaching of updates to a Linux system. If you upgrade Ubuntu desktop Linux every release cycle, then every six months you get new improved versions of your OS, your desktop and all desktop applications, at no cost, as a bonus. This is kind of anathema to the Windows-think world, it is completely outside Windows users experience.

Yet the myth would have it that Linux is supposed to be harder, go figure.

Here is a bit of an amusing tongue-in-cheek take on it:

http://www.brankovukelic.com/2013/01/on-state-of-windows-on-desktop...

Edited 2013-01-23 12:08 UTC

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by MOS6510 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 12:08 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Any kind of maintenance to a Windows install, even the most minor of updates, is far, far more painful than even the most far-reaching of updates to a Linux system.


Microsoft Windows or is there another kind? I install Windows updates all the times, nothing ever goes wrong, it's quite boring.

I hate to say it but I have a better experience with Windows updates than I have with Linux ones.

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by WereCatf on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 12:32 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

None of your blathering answered the question.

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by ilovebeer on Sat 26th Jan 2013 07:46 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Any kind of maintenance to a Windows install, even the most minor of updates, is far, far more painful than even the most far-reaching of updates to a Linux system.

I hope you didn't say that with a straight face. There's no getting around the overwhelming amount of breakage reports, reverts, and regressions in Linux. But don't take my word for it, just read official user & developer Linux mailing lists.

Linux works great IF you get it working correctly to begin with AND you leave it alone. Funny thing -- the exact same is true for Windows too.

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