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[6]: Marketshare
by zima on Tue 29th Jan 2013 23:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Marketshare"
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a consumer laptop machine that came pre-installed with Ubuntu and no crapware [...] Installing "crapware" is normally a way that OEMs use to offset the cost of Microsoft software they install on machines. If the OEM does not have to pay for Microsoft software, there is no need to offset such costs [...] The only real problem is that consumers are forced to shop online & really hunt around

There is a category of Linux computers which are very popular with consumers, chiefly responsible for large Linux sales share: Android smartphones. Certainly no hunting around is necessary.

And guess what... they typically include crapware (UI "enhancements" alone would be counted as crapware on Windows PCs...). In the appstore, also a lot of essentially malware/spyware.

PS. Generally, understand what your posts accomplish; nobody better than you, lemur2, unites Windows and Linux users that frequent here - even Nelson gets upvoted ( ). As for me & KDE...

Edited 2013-01-29 23:10 UTC

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