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[–] ao 1 points 73 points (+74|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I don't think we're able to tell anything in such a short period anyway. Any changes from month to month will be within the error margin. It's only when you look at the change over years that you can start to see trends.

Also, you forgot to take issue with the OP's extrapolation.

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[–] 1rash 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Thanks for saying that. To see the real effect, one should wait at least 6 months. I don't think there will be a major difference then either. I don't see big corporations (i.e. banks, firms, plants, etc.) are going to migrate to Linux any time soon. I don't even see the average user (i.e. the majority) exile either. There isn't a lot of people who care about privacy, and there aren't many who are willing to bear that learning curve even if they do.

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[–] dabork 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Thank god someone actually has critical thinking skills.

No way you're going to see a noticeable market shift when it's only been like a fucking month since this whole fiasco started.

Check the market share 6 months from now and talk to me.

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[–] Totenglocke 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

And if the results are the same? Will you admit that Linux isn't taking over the world, or will you have more excuses about how the facts are wrong because they don't support your opinions?

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[–] ao 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You can dual boot right now. Why wait?

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[–] numberonewebhandle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

certainly the share of linux is increasing at least slightly though; it's not like linux users are switching to windows 10, but there certainly are at least a select few that are switching from windows 10 to linux - even if they're still using windows in tandem.

there is definitely an increase in linux's user-base occurring. I'll put my life on it.

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[–] President-Sanders 9 points 29 points (+38|-9) ago 

Also, this is a shit post, and netmarketshare is a shit site.

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[–] Massmoment 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Everything is shit.

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[–] airbreather02 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

"Do you know what a shit-barometer is Bubbles? It measures the shit-pressure in the air, listen Bubs you hear that? The sounds of the whispering winds of shit."

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[–] septopus 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

And you are a shit user.

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[–] nm96 3 points 24 points (+27|-3) ago 

While this graph obviously isn't 100% accurate (I highly doubt that there are fewer Linux users now than a month ago), I think people are exaggerating the number of people who are actually moving away from Windows. The vast majority of people still couldn't give two shits about privacy.

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[–] TheBuddha 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

This is just history repeating itself. They generally all go back to Windows within six months. I've seen this trend for a very long time - it happened even when 95 came out.

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[–] crysys 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm a staunch Linux user but if you looked at my personal stats for the last month you'd see no Linux OS downloads and three Windows 10 downloads. I would consider that an aberration.

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[–] numberonewebhandle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

interesting, this is some information few people could provide/recall. What is your forte/skill/work/involvement in computers? I'm always interested to talk to people who've been around since around the windows 95 era. I was a kid back then and we had a window 95 machine as well. I do kind of miss it :*(

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[–] septopus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

People switched to linux when 95 came out? Maybe 2 people when with linux over their win 3.11 machines... but most people with 3.11 machines just kinda kept them for years.

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[–] Vheissu_ 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

This.

The whole Edward Snowden situation is proof most people lack the attention spans to stay mad at something for more than a few minutes. If Snowden can't get people to do something about their privacy being violated, then the recent Windows hate train will definitely slow down in the next month or so.

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[–] chelfyn 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's also possibl;e that many people are in my position - I give a shit about privacy, but my PC is used almost soley for work and games, and even if I could migrate my important software to linux, I rely on a huge number of windows-only tools in my day-to-day work (animator) and I have 20+ years of PC and windows experience, so I can fix anything quickly. Moving to linux would cost me time and money, and leave me without key tools to do my job. I would have to be a lot more than "worried" about privacy to invest all the time and to re-tool my business. It's just not practical.

I've run linux desktops before, I'm not ignorant about these things, just pragmatic.

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[–] wesmoc 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I wouldn't necessarily lump this all under "bah, most of the sheep out there don't care about their privacy" (despite these numbers being global, and not all residents around the globe have the same expectation of privacy due to their own country laws). Don't forget that the total numbers aren't a static number over time. There are new systems added all of the time, so while numerically there may be a lot more Linux system popping up every day either through attrition or new installs, there are also a lot of new Windows systems popping up every day. It is highly possible (and likely) that the number of new windows system installations outpace the number of those jumping ship to Linux.

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[–] the_spectre 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Honestly, I don't give a shit either way. I use Linux almost exclusively, but it doesn't really affect me if more people use Linux. It'd be nice to see more games have Linux support, so that I could switch completely, but I realize that's mostly a pipedream. People whack off to Linux a bit too much.

Spread free software, not pretentious hipsterism.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Analogy: you're going to have to drive. Do you take the Jeep or the Bentley? Well, what's the road like?

I can't really switch completely because many of my clients/bosses are middlebrow morons deeply mired in Windows. But if I want to do a little sandbox coding, or need free applications, I rely on Linux. Apparently, M$ wants to watch me play games waiting for my boss to figure out what he wants.

OS: the religious orthodoxy of the information age...

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[–] dbag2070 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Personally I use both Windows and ubuntu at home each has a different use

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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

You are correct in terms of Linux being touted as a panacea that it's not. I'm a big fan of Linux and I realize there are reasons why the Year Of The Linux Desktop seems to be next year 15 or 20 times over.

However, I would suggest that you might do better to care about it a bit more. "I use Linux" will become increasingly difficult with "features" such as UEFI moving in. While there are ways for the kernel to boot now, those have restrictions, and those are likely to only get worse. Already the new UEFI standard no longer requires a way to turn it off, and tablets must have no off switch at all.

I suspect very strongly that Microsoft is trying to push Linux machines out of the market for regular buyers, if not push it under outright, and it's only going to get worse. Unless your hardware will last forever, you may want to keep this in mind. It may not come up immediately, but in time, unless this is challenged, it will almost certainly get worse.

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[–] the_spectre 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Linux with UEFI actually isn't that difficult, in my opinion. The problem is that you need a minimum of technical knowledge on Linux and enough free time to deal with any problems that arise. Most people don't have the time to develop the knowledge and then troubleshoot; they need an OS that "just works," which is why, until good laptops and desktops with pre-loaded Linux installations become more mainstream (and I don't have high hopes), it's not going to gain traction.

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[–] tomlinas 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Your common sense is refreshing.

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[–] Caboose_Calloway 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

I won't be trolled by a.... Wait a minute!

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[–] Troll [S] 6 points 8 points (+14|-6) ago 

This is related to https://voat.co/v/technology/comments/472723

Fucking hell people, don't be as stupid as reddit, use your fucking brains.

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[–] crysys 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago  (edited ago)

If anything I've noticed voat to so far be even more polarized, reactionary, and close minded than reddit. Perhaps it's that I've managed to migrate away from the default subs over there but still congregate in the big verses here with the mouth breathing majority. Hopefully I can find or fuel communities here in time that have mellowed with age and reason.

I don't know what it was like here before the FPH diaspora, but I can't help but assume they are the vanguard of the loud redneck neighbors with cars on blocks and motor oil saturated grass that are making voat shitty right now. When I said I'd defend their right to say what they want to say, I didn't think I'd have to live with them.

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[–] siplux 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

congregate in the big verses here with the mouth breathing majority.

Indeed. There would be no way I would be subscribed to /r/technology, but there just isn't enough people here (yet) to justify splintering to a smaller sub.

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[–] RoninSnowman 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

But I cannot brain todae, I has de dumb

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[–] smeezekitty 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Living up to your username again, I see. Personally I don't think we should be making any judgement calls on market share either way yet. Windows 10 just came out and it hasn't been long enough for the numbers to stabilize.

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[–] Ghostpastries 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

For anyone who just rushes the comments without clicking the link: OP means to say that Linux market share is not rising AT ALL, not that Linux market share is rising, but not because of Microsoft's botnet.

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