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Old 08-28-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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LXer: How Apple killed the Linux desktop


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(CNN) -- It's hard to say exactly what percentage of desktop and laptop computers run Apple OS X, but it's clear that the operating system has made slow but steady gains at chipping away at that the sizable lead Microsoft established in the '90s with its Windows operating system. Some figures put the number at about 6 to 7 percent of the desktop market.But one thing's for sure: OS X has been more successful than Linux, the open source operating system that has found a home on data-center servers but is still a rarity on desktops and laptops. Linux may have seen a surge last year, but it still hasn't seen the sort of growth OS X has, nor the growth that Linux supporters have long hoped for.

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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Good article.
 
Old 08-28-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Does anybody still care about gnome or what its dev team et al think?
 
Old 08-28-2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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I like Gnome. I don't like OSX.
 
Old 08-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #5
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crap article.
They have no clue about estimating adoption of GNU/Linux.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 12:38 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Miguel Icaza
For many years, we broke people's code
What do you mean "we", Miguel?

Most Linux and Linux-compatible APIs are extremely stable. Especially compared to say, .NET, which is one of the most unstable (as in moving, not necessarily as in buggy) platforms I've ever encountered.

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Old 08-29-2012, 07:56 AM   #7
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Typical nonsense from CNN. Who watches it anymore ?
 
  


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