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[7]: Marketshare
by lemur2 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 23:58 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Marketshare"
lemur2
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Right, we'll just take your word for it. Because it's certainly not as if Linux advocates have a illustrious history of dishonest exaggerations, or doing absurd things like claiming that GIMP is on par with Photoshop.


Personally, I wouldn't advocate GIMP, I would use digikam for digital photos, and krita for creation of raster graphics such as comics.

For a tablet, I would advocate krita sketch, which is available for Windows too.

http://krita.org/item/124-krita-on-the-go-krita-sketch

Now as for your claims of dishonesty ... what exactly can I do with Adobe CS6 Photoshop for Windows, costing $AUD965, that I cannot do with some combination of FOSS software costing nothing?

As an ordinary non-professional consumer and a private individual with a limited budget, please recognise that value-for-money is indeed a part of my decision-making process here, and I would include value-for-money as a part of my assessment of being "on par".

Edited 2013-01-23 23:59 UTC

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