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.
Originally Posted by DrFPS
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.
Originally Posted by enri95
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.
Originally Posted by Domino
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.