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Vista sucked really bad at its launch and didnt get good until SP1 came out but by then everyone hated it so MS had to rebrand it by making windows 7.


Since vista and 7 are very similar you could think of it as if XP went out a long time ago because the combine amount of vista and 7 computers has been higher than the amount of XP computers for a while now.
Edited by Kirby1 - 4/9/11 at 12:46pm
    
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I'm surprised at .7% Linux. that means nearly one out of a hundred people is running Linux....not bad. It's gaining marketshare. Gogo Dell and Ubuntu!
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Linux needs to be higher on that list.
This, more linux compatible games ect.. and that figure will rise no doubt
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Why do people still install XP on new machines? I can see how they just wouldn't upgrade an old computer, but...
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your ignorance precedes you, windows ME was the most hated of microsoft operating systems.
This^^, ME is the worst M$ OS EVER. Nothing comes close. Don't bother say Vista, because its pretty decent after sp2.
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but what about the margin of error? there are plenty of systems not online
Just like my 4 private makeshift servers which have windows XP on and they aren't connected to the internet.
    
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I find it funny that Vista, the most hated of microsofts os's, has a bigger market share than mac osx.

GG Microsoft.
Lol...the only people who hate it worst, are those that never had the displeasure of the worst p.o.s. ever. Wind0ws ME. Now THAT was an awful OS.


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your ignorance precedes you, windows ME was the most hated of microsoft operating systems.
This. No doubt

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This^^, ME is the worst M$ OS EVER. Nothing comes close. Don't bother say Vista, because its pretty decent after sp2.
Yeah, but it was pretty bad before sp2. Other than that, your right. It's not the same game, hell, not even the same sport comparing ME to Vista.
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whats the other? unix? osx is part of unix, as is linux?

and dont get me wrong, vista is a great os until you start installing... anything.
Its great seeing people on the I hate vista bandwagon, have you ever heard of sp2 my good friend?
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Originally Posted by kyle-reece View Post
BSD is
Linux isn't.


Why are people actually taking this with anything other than a grain of salt?
its all based on the amount of people who visit the site using the operating system rather than anything thats a reliable indicator. (ever heard of undercoverage? basically if the survey was for whether people go to the cinema, and you asked everyone walking out of the cinema your results will be messed up in favour of one result over the true result . works kinda the same for statistics of people visiting websites [say OS survey was conducted on a mac forum, chances are 70%+ people use macs there])
Aka "Sampling bias".


Also, yes Linux was an offshoot of Unix. The GNU project started with Unix, with the goal of making a free OS compatible with Unix. Even if the code isn't technically part of the original Unix OS, it was basically a bunch of hackers trying to make a free version of Unix.
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Aka "Sampling bias".


Also, yes Linux was an offshoot of Unix. The GNU project started with Unix, with the goal of making a free OS compatible with Unix. Even if the code isn't technically part of the original Unix OS, it was basically a bunch of hackers trying to make a free version of Unix.
Last i checked linux is based off of Minix not unix, unless i've slipped into an alternate dimension unawares.
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