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Offline (Male) Goombert
Posted on: January 04, 2014, 05:17:13 am

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Now at 1.73% as of December and officially labeled on the pie chart now at Net Market Share.
http://www.netmarketshare.com/report.aspx?qprid=11&qpaf=&qpcustom=Linux&qpcustomb=0

It is at the highest market share in two years by their records since January of 2012.

Chromebooks also hold the #1 and #2 selling spot for tablets on Amazon.
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/173691-chromebooks-pick-up-10-of-the-computer-market-in-2013-capitalizing-on-windows-8s-failure

I am so happy about all this, not to mention Valve pumping tons of resources into SteamOS, which is definitely going to increase the quality of Linux graphics drivers. The Qt framework will be integrated in the next Ubuntu release as well, making it like the .NET of Linux, only that it is much more abstract and better designed. Microsoft was already losing ground with the mobile stuff and now Chromebook came up out of nowhere. When the Linux desktop does finally take off, it is going for the fucking moon.
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I think it was Leonardo da Vinci who once said something along the lines of "If you build the robots, they will make games." or something to that effect.

Offline (Unknown gender) fervi
Reply #1 Posted on: January 04, 2014, 07:28:43 am
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Well

Linux have a Open Source Philosophy, but SteamOS, Ubuntu - doesn't

Stallman have dream about all computers full Open Sourced, when Programmers sharing code. But it isn't in most of Linux version

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Reply #2 Posted on: January 04, 2014, 08:55:51 am

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Every year has been talked about being the "year of Linux hitting the desktop". Maybe, maybe not, but a more healthy balance of OSes (and support for them) would be nice. I'm not using SteamOS (and may not either, dunno yet), but if it benefits the rest of the Linux ecosystem that's good.
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Reply #3 Posted on: January 04, 2014, 10:38:14 am
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I really hope Linux will be more and more successful, but i heard the same story for 15 years. Anyway, i am fed up with Windows, with all the craps you get (spywares, viruses) and i think Windows 8 sucks for desktop PC.

By the way, Surface 2 seems to get some success too : http://www.techtimes.com/articles/2414/20140103/microsoft-surface-emerges-surprise-christmas-hit.htm
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Reply #4 Posted on: January 04, 2014, 06:39:29 pm

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The reason for this is mainly the death of Windows XP, I just wish it would die a lot quicker. And egofree, chromebook is still outselling quite a bit though as far as laptops and desktop.
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Offline (Male) Sslaxx
Reply #5 Posted on: January 04, 2014, 06:57:59 pm

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The reason for this is mainly the death of Windows XP, I just wish it would die a lot quicker. And egofree, chromebook is still outselling quite a bit though as far as laptops and desktop.
Yeah, planning on upgrading to 7 here (probably not until May though, far more important things happening before I can do that).
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