On Wed, 07 May 2008 19:09:29 +0100, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
> Hadron wrote:
>> Jean-David Beyer
>>> Moshe Goldfarb wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 7 May 2008 08:31:47 -0400, DFS wrote:
>>>>> "I believe it will never become mainstream in it's current form."
>>> I, personally, do not care if Linux becomes "mainstream" or not. I find
>>> it suits my needs much better than Microsoftware does. If you do not
>>> find this to be the case for your needs, use something else. Why not?
>>>> At 0.6 percent of the desktop market after 10 years and despite being
>>>> free, that is probably a true statement.
>>> It is difficult to measure the desktop market after 10 years, or after
>>> any period of time because Linux software is not always sold, and even
>>> when it is, it can usually be copied free to other systems. So
>>> (ignoring piracy),
>> It's only difficult if you are a complete idiot. It is easy to get some
>> idea of relative usage from net stats to an OS independent web site like
>> the BBC. They clocked Linux at under 1% of their visitors which a casual
>> look around would appear to verify.
> Since its pretty much mandatory to tell the server you are in fact MS
> explorer to get onto most of their stuff, that doesn't surprise me..;-)
Because browsers can emulate M$ Explorer is why Google gave up using
browser stats. But of course it's been explained to Quack quite a few
times why net stats are irrelevant, but he clings to his belief like a
drowning man. Everyone else is wrong, & he's the only one right. Spot teh
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