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Almost identical? Sit down, Vista takes 95 secs to load. Win7, 17secs.
I found them to much much the same. An SSD made the load time bearable.
    
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Where is that stat? I find it hard to believe because MacOSX only had 5% market share not that long ago. It was around 9% in 2008. Everything I can find on Google puts Linux(desktop) at around 1 or 2%.

http://www.networkworld.com/communit...l-no-matter-ho

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osr...ne-Percent.htm

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-9910263-16.html

http://desktoplinux.com/news/NS9682048723.html

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...126b34619fd3bc

http://www.neowin.net/news/2009-linux-and-the-desktop

http://www.berkeleylug.com/?p=43

There was one that put it around 4%. Which is still way lower than your "true estimate"
I believe he is referring non household computers. Most servers, consisting of thousands upon thousands of machines typically run linux as their main. I'm sure if this was accounted for the numbers would go up for linux.

But then again, 1 "super computer" should not counts has thousands of PCs.
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Yep i had Vista at launch and XP before that. Vista was a lot smoother transition for me than XP was.
First stages of XP were a wreck. Vista was a lot more stable then XP was on its initial days.
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i just Upgraded my laptop from xp to vista a month ago after its hdd died, vista is not a bad really a bad os it just takes a lil elbow grease to iron out its quirks. xp is now in the hall of fame alongside win 98 se.
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Never understood the hate on Vista. Got my shop machine still on it, maybe I just don't/haven't used the "bug ridden" features that all the complaints have risen around. Seems all based on the "top" tech media fanatics.
Me either... After the first few hot patches came out it was an excellent OS.
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Where is that stat? I find it hard to believe because MacOSX only had 5% market share not that long ago. It was around 9% in 2008. Everything I can find on Google puts Linux(desktop) at around 1 or 2%.

http://www.networkworld.com/communit...l-no-matter-ho

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osr...ne-Percent.htm

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-9910263-16.html

http://desktoplinux.com/news/NS9682048723.html

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...126b34619fd3bc

http://www.neowin.net/news/2009-linux-and-the-desktop

http://www.berkeleylug.com/?p=43

There was one that put it around 4%. Which is still way lower than your "true estimate"
I agree here, Linux is definitely around 2-3%, it's impossible to get any real numbers though, not every user has internet, not ever user will go on statcounter, you don't buy Linux and if you went by sales MS would win because you buy a license with every new PC whether you use it or not, etc.

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Almost identical? Sit down, Vista takes 95 secs to load. Win7, 17secs.
Vista will never have DX11 will it? Just say NO. IMHO DX11 alone is worth it.

I did not hate Vista.
What? Where did you see such a difference? I loaded my Vista CD and my 7 CD in virtual machines to compare and got roughly 40 seconds each (Which is fair as they are both in a VM, not on the machine alone), the exact numbers are 42 seconds for 7 and 43 for Vista.


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except that vista crashes and it's buggy as hell . That makes win 7 much better than Vista. Win 7 is a very stable os. I'm kinda scared if win 8 won't be as stable
I've ran Vista from beta to SP2, I've ran Windows 7 from beta to SP1, the only reason Vista has had any problems at all is due to device drivers being not as polished for a month or so after launch.

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I believe he is referring non household computers. Most servers, consisting of thousands upon thousands of machines typically run linux as their main. I'm sure if this was accounted for the numbers would go up for linux.

But then again, 1 "super computer" should not counts has thousands of PCs.
If you count servers, the best estimates put Linux at something like 50% market share with the rest shared between Windows Server, BSD, OS X server, etc.

MS says they have 70% marketshare, but that's down to them selling a copy of Windows Server with a lot of servers or for people like me who get it for free off dreamspark to test it out whereas a lot of admins may get their Win Server license, but just format and install Red Hat or CentOS or Debian or something.
    
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As much as I like Linux, its just plain unusable for me and a lot of others. You just can't do much with it. I mean how would you use any VST for music playback? How would you decode HDCD, DTS, and DD? How would you find a driver for any high end digital transport or soundcard?

So Windows is here to stay for me, I really dread upgrading to Win8, hope it isn't an essential upgrade for a long time.
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I believe he is referring non household computers. Most servers, consisting of thousands upon thousands of machines typically run linux as their main. I'm sure if this was accounted for the numbers would go up for linux.

But then again, 1 "super computer" should not counts has thousands of PCs.
Why would he be talking about server market share when everyone else is talking about desktop? Besides Linux has like 60% market share in servers so he is still way off.
    
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What's the Other category?

The only OS's I can think of are Linux, Windows and OSX...?
What about FreeBSD ? FreeDOS ?. I'm assuming they are in other
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There are BeOS, OS/2, BrickOS (Lego system), Newton OS, Palm OS, PocketPC, AmigaOS, etc

In all probably over 1,000 OS in use around the world. I believe a majority are for business or manufacturing level systems and are not likely seen at average Joe consumer level.
    
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