Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Dec 2005 17:37 UTC, submitted by Dark_Knight
Apple The company expressed concern that to the extent its minority market share has caused software developers to question Apple's prospects in the PC space, developers could be less inclined to develop software for Apple products, and instead feel more inclined to devote their resources to developing software for the larger Windows market or growing Linux market. Here is the 10-K form in question.
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1) GNU/Linux system will report beeing windows when asked by statistics or web query , why ? Microsoft product tends to not support them at all , they dont even properly support there own backward versions.

Tell me of one linux distribution that does that by default. Firefox on my debian box surely reports itself as Linux.

2) Its a poll of **some** participating sites its not the majority of sites that report to it at all.

You will be surprised, but this is true for all surveys.

3) Globally , I dont think this poll reach 15% of the English online community , forget about the rest.

I'm sure your numbers are very accurate.

- Statistics are meaningless if theyre not from me
Marketshare are meaningless if there not from me
I am going to use what is best for me or whats availaible


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Moulinneuf Member since:

"Tell me of one linux distribution that does that by default."

They all do , its a question of setup. 95% of the problem with GNU/Linux come from amateurs who think they are pro's who cant setup things properly.

"Firefox on my debian box surely reports itself as Linux."

No , because Linux is only a kernel , probably GNU/Linux , what can I say you missed IP setup step ... You did not setup your firewall properly to be protected , etc ...

"You will be surprised"

No , not at all.

"but this is true for all surveys. "

No , some survey actually do the leg work of including data and go look for many source to accomplish a result and will tell a margin of errors , so I will disagree with you that all survey are as pathetic and inconclusive as this one , in its nature survey are not a 100% report as its impossible to poll absolutely everyone.

"I'm sure your numbers are very accurate."

I take the lowest numbers Microsoft will agree on globally.


what it means ? Everyone as statistics , Everyone as Marketshare reports , I trust only mine , Marketshare and Statistics are meaningless to the single user who whants its computer to work , they certainly dont care about GNU/Linux if its not availaible or installed on there PC when they come to use it.

Its really simple , really.

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