[CentOS] OT: linux desktop market share more than 1%

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Oct 8 18:09:17 EDT 2010


Warren Young wrote:
> On 10/8/2010 6:14 AM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>>> is on Linux servers, but OS X Just Works(tm), and I don't have to be
>>> constantly fiddling to get tools working.
>>
>> I here that occasionally;  since you switched to OS X "shortly after it
>> came out", which is like 5 years ago now
<snip>
> Yes, Linux has come a long ways since 2001, but so has OS X.  I continue
> to find usability differences between Linux and OS X, and almost always
> the advantage is to OS X.
>
> OS X has broader software compatibility than Linux, simply because of
> the fact that OS X is UNIX (R).  Almost all Linux programs can be built
> to run on OS X, while the reverse is most definitely not the case.
<snip>
But OS X can legally only run on Apple (tm$$$) systems, where Linux can
run on *anything* and anybody's inexpensive hardware.

        mark



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