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[11]: Marketshare
by lemur2 on Thu 24th Jan 2013 07:44 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Marketshare"
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But the ongoing cost of running Windows is enormous.

Complete and unmitigated BS. My sister ran an XP laptop for 7 years without spending a cent on software or updates. She used 100% legal freeware.

- The software service packs and updates were automatically dowloaded from MS.

- Firefox.

- OpenOffice.

- free antivirus (Avast/AVG).

- OS was on a backup partition.

- the licence key sticker was stuck onto the back of the laptop and couldn't be lost.

OK, point taken ... I used the wrong word.

The ongoing pain and time investment of running Windows is enormous.

There, I fixed it. My apologies for using the wrong word before.

Edited 2013-01-24 07:45 UTC

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