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]: Marketshare
by MOS6510 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 20:03 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Marketshare"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12


Rabid fanboy-ranting does more harm than good and he completely refuses to see that. Hell, I use Linux on my server, in a VM on my desktop, on my Pandaboard and on my Nokia N900 and yet lemur2's incoherent ramblings and exceedingly annoying holier-than-thou - attitude makes me want to stop using Linux just to spite his face. An Average Joe would definitely be put off by him and most likely would avoid Linux altogether if he thought all Linux-users are like that.


That's how I often felt when I was a full-time Linux user.

Linux has many strenghts, but also weaknesses and these can't be resolved by denying them or by claiming that Windows is worse.

Making stuff up is just embarrassing. Windows users will have no idea what someone is complaining about.

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RE[9]: Marketshare
by moondevil on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 23:36 in reply to "RE[8]: Marketshare"
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2005-07-08

I used to be a full Linux backer back in the early days, when distributions still came in floppies.

Even doing the typical M$ stuff, open source quotes on email signatures and subscribing to Linux Journal.

Nowadays, I just use whatever operating system gets the work done.

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RE[10]: Marketshare
by MOS6510 on Thu 24th Jan 2013 05:32 in reply to "RE[9]: Marketshare"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Yes, we're getting very old. :-p

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