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Linux Is The Number 1 Operating System On The Planet!


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#1 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 03:33 PM

Since Android is based on the Linux kernel http://www.howtogeek.com/189036/android-is-based-on-linux-but-what-does-that-mean/

then that makes Linux the number one OS on Planet Earth.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 06:26 AM

Rocky, after studying the numbers a bit, I believe you're right! :thumbup2:

 

Sure on PC's, to include both desktop PC & notebooks, Windows is on top. 

 

Yet the rest of the picture shows Linux in the lead, especially given that the PC market is falling as a whole, and not just tower PC's. Consumers wants maximum mobility, and for that, a smartphone is a must have. One device for all needs, and Windows may as well not be on the map, Apple has less than 12% & the rest goes to Android, which is Linux based. 

 

Linux also wins in the supercomputer market by a huge margin, and there's Linux servers everywhere, otherwise identity & financial theft would be much higher than where it is today. :)

 

And note that Microsoft no longer holds the magical 90% PC market share they once did, with every fraction of a point that Linux usage increased, that of Microsoft inched down slightly. Windows 10 looks OK, yet will never shatter XP's long standing record of over 77% set in February 2007 (after the release of Vista). The main reason is, they're losing market share by the day & knows it. They'll be lucky to reach a billion users period, let alone in the timeframe that was the goal. 

 

Now is the time for all Linux users to get out there & spread the word! :)

 

Rather than running one's Linux OS in the closet other than on tech forums, go out there & convert another user, that's how market share shifts, one by one. Believe it or not, back in 1984, Bill Gates would had been delighted to have the current number of Linux Home users to claim as his own. In the same manner that he did, Linux usershare can grow, with our help. If each Linux user in the world converted just one other user in their life, usershare would jump huge & in a short span. Keep the word spread, and it'll grow more. 

 

In summary, it's largely been Linux users themselves holding back usershare, some by unfriendly forums to newbies, others doesn't want Linux to grow due to Malware concerns, the list is endless. Yet the bottom line is that the common Linux user can make a difference. Get out there & show your friends & family the OS you're running & help them reap the benefits. :)

 

Then & only then, our usershare will multiply even further.  :thumbsup:

 

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#3 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:25 AM

Thanks Cat, I appreciate the input. Your post has quite a few good ideas that sound like the beginning of a grassroots movement.


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:58 AM

Interesting link, thanks for sharing Rocky! :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 10:02 PM

Good one Rocky!


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:05 AM

And here I thought I was behind the curve... Seems I'm riding the leading edge of operating systems! :P

 

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 03:27 PM

Linux for the win! everyone needs linux! :)



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 04:41 PM

Check out the family tree in the right hand corner

 

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 04:52 PM

....Family Tree....just imagine if you had that many relo's (relatives)...and they all came for a bbq at the same time....


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 05:08 PM

Only Australians will get this.

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 05:29 PM

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 06:27 PM

When you include all connected devices it's not even close. I say in about 10 years Android will  be the major OS for connected devices. 

 

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 08:36 PM

With stats like that JohnC_21 its no wonder why Android is coming to the desktop in form of Remix OS: http://www.jide.com/remixos-for-pc



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 03:11 AM

With stats like that JohnC_21 its no wonder why Android is coming to the desktop in form of Remix OS: http://www.jide.com/remixos-for-pc

 

SuperSapien, thanks for this! :)

 

After reading, will have to give it a shot, the 64 bit version, of course. :thumbup2:

 

Downloaded from the link below (2nd one on page for 64 bit Legacy/EFI computers). Will run within VMware Workstation Player before installing directly to drive, if it runs good, I have a Toshiba notebook that may be well suited for the OS. :)

 

https://www.fosshub.com/Remix-OS.html

 

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:45 PM

Your welcome cat1092 hope you enjoy Remix OS. :)






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