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[14]: Marketshare
by lemur2 on Thu 24th Jan 2013 08:11 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: Marketshare"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Why're you telling me that? I know perfectly well what patents are and I've multiple times voiced my very negative opinion about silly software patent and intellectual property laws.


You were the one who made the claim that end users don't pay for patents, were you not?

You reap what you sew. You make an incorrect claim, and you can expect a correction.

I mean you no malice by it, I am simply trying to paint the correct picture for everybody.

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RE[15]: Marketshare
by WereCatf on Thu 24th Jan 2013 08:15 in reply to "RE[14]: Marketshare"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

You were the one who made the claim that end users don't pay for patents, were you not?


Indeed, and your rant didn't have anything to do with I said.

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RE[16]: Marketshare
by lemur2 on Thu 24th Jan 2013 08:44 in reply to "RE[15]: Marketshare"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"You were the one who made the claim that end users don't pay for patents, were you not?


Indeed, and your rant didn't have anything to do with I said.
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Que? End users do end up paying for patents ... the cost of royalties is passed on to end users. There is often even a great amount of double-dipping ... e.g. when I buy a video card the on-board hardware video decoder carries patent costs. Why should I have to pay again for the same patents when I buy software?

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