February 13, 2007 6:31am CST
Recently i read an article on operating systems. There was a poll which stated that 95% use microsoft. 4% use apple and 1% use linux. Is this true? Are there only 1% who use linux and almost everyone uses windows? Plz comment
14 Feb 07
In terms of percentage that is questionable but in terms of ranking they're right. Windows and Apple are for your typical consumer. Linux is more for the intermediate to advanced level. The reason is because microsoft and apple's target market are the public and not companies who maintain private servers although they have software for that specific function. Also people are content with using windows and MAC OS that they don't want to explore others.
14 Feb 07
Maybe be because people mostly familiar with the Microsoft Windows.From the very first windows release by microsoft up to the present windows xp and newly release vista. A newly released operating system of Microsoft is an enhancement of previous Windows Operating System. I think people are also anticipating a new feature to a new enhance windows operating system releases by microsoft.
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13 Feb 07
I actually have both PC and Mac computers. I do graphic design and the mac just runs the programs better than the PC does. But there are so many things that can't be done on the Mac. So I just decided to have both so my problem is solved. But you are right more people have PC than macs.
13 Feb 07
I'm not sure how true the statistic was. Since it's a poll, perhaps those people who participated are mostly using Windows, that could be right. I think most home users are using Windows, perhaps more softwares are supported in Windows, and it doesn't require expert to use it. Once I thought of getting an Apple PC, but Apple doesn't support the software development tool I'm using, which is Microsoft products. So, no choice, I have to stick to Windows.