__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Wednesday 08 March 2006 01:00 \__
> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Peter Köhlmann
> on Wed, 08 Mar 2006 00:52:24 +0100
>> Linønut wrote:
>>> After takin' a swig o' grog, DFS belched out this bit o' wisdom:
>>> Do you really think that even 1% of users register with the counter?
>>> I haven't registered.
>> I have. But with only one machine
>> Here are actually 4 running. The 5th one is in the making
> I should register; I've got 12 of the silly things in various
> stages of disassembly/functioning.
I build them quicker than I manage to remember to modify the counter. I
basically make an effort to saturate these figures, but I cannot urge other
Linux users to do the same. Anybody who goes by an independent site for
Linux statistics should take it with a barrel of salt.
> Of course, everyone knows that Microsoft Sales Counts(tm) are
> 100% accurate too -- especially since many Windows machines out
> there are wiped and Linux installed thereon.
> But never mind that; everyone knows Linux can't possibly make
> it on the desktop.
That fact in itself should explain why Microsoft forbid certain models from
being sold /without/ Windows. This alludes to a discussion that revolved
around Gateway a few days ago. Microsoft would brag in the face developers,
arguing that Linux users are a mere 1%.
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