What The Heck?

I have long watched the huge share that GNU/Linux has at Sunnyvale, CA, according to NetApplications but today I spotted this at Redmond, WA, home of M$…

What the Heck? Is M$ reverting a bunch of machines to XP? Why? Maybe they plan on making XP immortal… Maybe they finally NATed their machines and allowed the community to shine… It just goes to show that NetApplications counts something but it sure isn’t matched with usage of an OS in the real world yet some trumpet NetApplication’s data to “prove” that GNU/Linux share of PCs is ~1%. Maybe all the schools and governments with rafts of NATed PCs are not being counted properly.

UPDATE Well, history has been revised. NetApplications now shows ~70% for “7” and ~25% for XP over that time-frame… I guess their “quality assurance” people are massaging the data.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to What The Heck?

  1. ssorbom says:

    Maybe XP is still the preferred variant, even among Microsoft’s own developers. So much for the Windows 8 march of progress (ironic laughter follows).

    Seriously though, XP was their most popular product, maybe devs have started realizing that and decided to revisit some old history.

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