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Linux yet again try to gain popularity on MS

I have continously notify how opensource gaints are using microsoft name to get popularity. Today I got a newsletter which says “Linux kicks Microsoft back” . After reading this I follow some links and found some interesting fact. First here is what I understand as summary of article. Microsoft says 93% of mini laptops worldwide runs on Windows Operating system, where as a independent firm research and found that some major laptop gaint sales about 30%-35% of their computer with Linux as their Operating system.

I respect those experince author but as in one of article it says, “Just because you live in the United States, don’t assume that everything is on Windows,” Orr said. I would says, if you take stats from companies sales doesn’t mean user actually are using those Operating system.

When mirosoft launch public Beta review of Windows 7, thousands of Vista /XP notebook user install that Beta and RC versions on their PC. In India, I have see most people to save license cost buy Linux based Netbooks but end up installing Beta or RC version of Win 7, and yes no report can count that as for researcher, piracy is not counted. Netbook sold on Linux means it use Linux.

As a web developer when I see’s stats which is public available and used by every single web developer to take help on HTML and programming about web, it clearly shows linux is used 4.3% in last month less then MAC itself which is 6.7%. Check it yourself ( If 30% of computer user are on Linux why w3schools record so low? doesn’t software developer like to use Linux ??? If developer cannot use Linux then how can a normal user does that ? Scary if you are normal user.

Secondly, that Article about microsoft saying 93% of market share was publish based on some research in Feb 2009, where as the “Contradiction” cames in Nov 2009, after 10 months, come on man 10 months are away too much to change market trend, specially in computer fields, Or does the researcher team going per home counting the¬† But I am sure the truth is not lie in both stats.

But it should be somewhere between Actual SALES of OS on netbook and Actual Usage of OS. Linux does get 30% sales as research says, but Windows got used on 93% of netbooks. ah, that means 23% of linux user are actually using pirated software, and researcher says microsoft is clean after its $10 billion fines. Yeah, that is right no one is good or think of user, but atleast microsoft dare to says “they make something good” rather than saying “We are better than Mr. X, because Mr. X is cheat”.

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Key difference between Linux and Windows

I read an article that try to mention 10 key difference from Linux and windows. I like the article and can easily sense that it is another article that get biased at few places. You can read that article here :

The biased things I found are:

#3  Online peer support vs paid helpdesk support

Author mention that we get Online peer support for linux where as we get paid helpdesk support for windows, but the thing is with linux you will get only the PEER support unless you BUY a paid Helpdesk support. But with windows, you will get paid helpdesk as integral part of your Software along with peer Support. Forums and mailing list for windows is as equally popular a for linux. So with windows you are always better in chance of getting response.

#9 Automated vs nonautomated removable media
Author Jack Wallen mention and try to prove that non automated removable media mount is better in terms of security. I agree with him from is point of view, but he forgot that he is mentioning either a desktop software or a Server software. If we are talking of desktop user than in modern worldwe are virtually taking of single user at a time PC and not a Mainframe NASA computers that are operated by 100 of operators at a time.

Hope I put correct views here.

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Difference between Liunx and Windows

We all have gone through this discussion somewhere in our life and we keep doing this. I respect both software in sense they have there own commerical market. I did not rate any one above other as they target different audience to me. Its just that they try to take others market in different fields.

Some one told me Linux is free, Okay its free so…I have to download 700MB CD to make it run and Need a Internet connection to download all its free softwares and have to be connected to internet all time to make it run whenever I got any error.

But on windows once paid I never have to call there customer support nor I did need to Search internet for solution.. it just run every for me… For me its Cost is Covered..:D

Okay thats not my topic of the day. Let me give my points


* Has Better Security than Windows because it has Better User Rights Management (User Management is similar in both) its just that Linux has use better Rights policies from scratch.

* Has Speed and Control of even the smallest application like even you can remove Copy file command from your linux box.

* Has Organize Developement Framework : Please don’t argue this with me, if its not than my PHP has two different version running parallely to each other , Why I still see Kernel 2.4 source for download , Why we have issue with upgrades on linux more than Windows. the truth is that Windows use Oops in better way than Linux, Most of Open source software are in process of having two version running simultenously, but Windows run one software at a time (technically) not in terms of version . I dont mind having Red Hat linux and Debian Linux and Fedore.

* Has Better User Interface: yes there are themes in linux much better than Windows (not Includes Vista here) But I really feel these theme loose consistency and User has to see and wait for mouse over popup to come before he click on new theme button.
Now with Vista Windows lose that point I guess though I never review it. (Anyone please send me its CD .:oD )

* (-) Bulking Graphics Engine and Too many Bulk code is going with windows, I believe Microsoft never clear their Code for Windows if they does Its install size must reduce by 200 -300 MB they have lot of Useless bulking code and software going with windows…

Hope I didn’t break some ones heart

Sumit Gupta