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

Thu Oct 7 18:20:47 UTC 2010
Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com>

On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 01:52:47PM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Of course, mo$t Mac $oftware comes with the Mac, and is all vetted by
> Apple. You might as well say the same for a plain vanilla Windows box.
> <snip>

Oh for shame Mark, I expect better from you than the $ stuff.   I've
always thought of that as the little dog barking at the larger one,
though Alan, another whom I greatly admire, does it too.  Sigh, I feel
old sometimes, or perhaps just stodgy.   


> I run CentOS both at home and work, but I put Ubuntu on my netbook, just
> because they have a remix just for HP netbooks. *shrug* It mostly just
> works.

At work, I have a Fedora desktop to keep track of what stupidity will
happen next with RH/CentOS.  (I think that Alan if he's here, will
attest that it was thanks to this cynicism that the GUI packagekit
allowing any user to update any signed package without authentication
was caught. )  At home, my main machine is CentOS as server (very light
web/mail) cum workstation, mostly because that is my main responsibility
at work--though our web developer team has requested and will be getting
an Ubuntu server box. 

My wife uses Mac, which she loves, however, when I gave her a netbook, I
put Ubuntu on it.  I showed her the netbook edition and normal, and she
chose normal with the bottom panel removed. It's more than adequate for
all her needs when not at home--some webmail, skype, web browsing,
occasional video watching, and the like.  (Her netbook is an Asus, not
an HP, but still, she preferred the more typical Gnome format, saying
that there is very little difference for her between using it and the
Mac for these things.)

Scott Robbins
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