TOOS Plummets. GNU/Linux Thrives.

“Last year, Mac edged ahead of the Linuxes as the number 2 operating system among developers. This year it became clear that trend is real. If OS adoption rates hold steady, by next year’s survey fewer than 50% of developers may be using Windows.”
See Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2016 Results
“Valve’s Steam Hardware Survey doesn’t include its own SteamOS operating system as part of the Linux market share, nor does the Steam Hardware Survey show it as another operating system. The Steam Hardware Survey just doesn’t appear for users in Big Picture Mode, and Steam on SteamOS is always in Big Picture Mode. “
See Linux gaming is much healthier than Steam’s Hardware Survey implies
Hmmm… The death of the GNU/Linux desktop appears to be premature. Gaming in GNU/Linux is growing rapidly. So is use of GNU/Linux for creating software. I like it. Where else is GNU/Linux desktop underreported? Education for sure. Business probably. It’s all good. He who laughs last laughs best.

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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3 Responses to TOOS Plummets. GNU/Linux Thrives.

  1. dougman wrote, “M$ is a dead horse.”

    Speaking of dead horses, Trump shot himself in both feet and his head with women recently:

    • Defending his brutal campaign manager for yanking the arm of a tiny female reporter so badly she’s filed a complaint and the police have laid a charge of assault. Do Republicans want a prez who will defend his yes-men to the bitter end or fire them when they commit crimes? How do chivalrous Republican men and stalwart Republican women feel about a bully who thinks women are asking to be beaten up?
    • If that wasn’t enough, Trump held in an interview that women who have abortions should be punished if they have an illegal abortion. Both pro-lifers and choicers hate him now. That doesn’t leave many supporters left among women.

    You couldn’t make this stuff up unless you were a very talented writer soaked to your eyeballs in rum while breathing marijuana. The only analogy I’ve read in recent times were officers in the heat of jungle warfare in the war in Viet Nam having careers measured in minutes under fire. Trump is like one of those guys standing out in the open waving a big red flag containing the words, “AIM HERE!”. Obviously his strategy was to make himself so outrageous that the news media gave him 100% coverage. “It pays to advertise” is his campaign-slogan but there has to be some balance/conscious planning/plan involved or things just get so out of control the whole machine falls apart, like an engine at full throttle with no governor or fuel-shutoff.

  2. Dr Loser says:

    Let me get this straight, Robert. You’re actually celebrating the fact that software developers would rather use a Mac than a Linux desktop?

    Welcome to the club, old man.

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