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[News] DESKTOP Linux Market Share: 3.2%? 6%? 8-10%?

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GreyGeek - Subject: Ah, I see that NetApplications primary 

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| usiness model is rebranding Windows executables and selling them to 
| unsuspecting rubes. 
| A year ago Matt Assay said it was at 2.02%
| ZDNet reported on Feb 24th, 2004 that the 2003 Linux desktop market share hit 
| 3.2% and expected it to hit 6% by 2007. 
| http://blogs.zdnet.com/ITFacts/?p=5334
| In 2005 they reported that the 2004 saw the Linux desktop at 4%.
| I believe that the all the ZDNet figures were spot on. If anything, the Linux 
| desktop market share has continued to increase and is probably currently at 
| 8-10% and rising. Dell and the other PC OEMs wouldn't have invested in 
| selling Linux pre-installed if it appealed only to less than 1% of the 
| desktop market.    
| It is quite obvious that NetApplications latest "report" is merely 
| Microsoft's continuing attempt to control the news about Linux's success in 
| replacing Windows on the desktop. It's not working... No one whith half an 
| ounce of brain would take the bait on a "free" Win7 (a dumbed down version 
| that can run only 3 apps at a time) that will deactivate after one year 
| unless the user PAYS Microsoft to activate it. Win7 is NOT free.     


For fools who don't already know this, Microsoft is paying Net Applications. 

Net Applications admits this. Microsoft is their client.
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