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[8]: Comment by shmerl
by MOS6510 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 12:08 UTC 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[9]: Comment by shmerl
by lemur2 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 12:09 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by shmerl"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"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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LOL. That is just unbelievably funny.

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

"I can understand not having a free version (well, no I can't, but let me just pretend I do), but why on earth is there no live CD? In 21st century, I firmly believed every OS could boot off a CD or USB stick and be able to show me what it looks like before I commit to it."

...

"When I booted for the first time, my graphics were all messed up, there was no sound, and I could not connect to my wireless network. My other partition was simply called a D: drive, and I couldn't find a home directory, let alone mount D: as the home directory. I gave up, and decided to focus on getting the hardware to work.

After asking around, it turned out that I have to fetch drivers that are supposed to come with my hardware. I usually throw away such CDs. Bummer. So I borrowed a LAN cable from my neighbour, and quickly hooked my PC directly to the router.

It quickly become apparent that Windows has no package management to speak of. I had to actually go directly to software vendors' websites and manually download, unpack, and install software. In some cases, the packages would come as a RAR file, and there was no unrar to extract the files with. The worst thing though, is that Widows wanted me to reboot it every time I installed something new.

I finally got my hardware to work after four hours of research, downloading, and rebooting. By that time, I was already feeling like a slave to the OS."


I laughed. Really hard.

Edited 2013-01-23 12:20 UTC

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RE[10]: Comment by shmerl
by MOS6510 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 12:12 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by shmerl"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

"Please note that this article is a parody of what some Windows users write about Linux. The events described here have not actually taken place. However, the article is based on author's experiences with the Windows 7 operating system"

I'm not sure this evidence is water proof if submerged in a small barrel.

Edit: The made up story about someone playing stupid does become very funny if you select the Dutch translation.

Edited 2013-01-23 12:17 UTC

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