Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel
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The 96th year of the OS wars

Poll #1743949 The 96th year of the Operating System Wars (*)

The OS on what I define to be my main home computer is

Windows
27(64.3%)
OS X
6(14.3%)
Linux or other Unix variant (i86 / x64)
8(19.0%)
Linux or other Unix variant (other processor)
0(0.0%)
Other
1(2.4%)
None
0(0.0%)

The OS on what I define to be my main work computer (at or for what you would consider to be 'work' for want of a better term) is

OS X
2(4.9%)
Linux or other Unix variant (i86 / x84)
8(19.5%)
Linux or other Unix variant (other processor)
0(0.0%)
Other
1(2.4%)
I have nothing I would consider to be a 'work computer' (for whatever reason)
1(2.4%)
Windows
29(70.7%)


This completely unscientific self-selecting poll is because I have made the mistake of reading some Register comments at some point in the last week, which are very much like O'Reilly ones in giving the 'well I can see why most people use this free Linux thing, and some people buy the expensive Apple stuff, but I really don't understand why these Microsoft losers bother with the stuff that no-one likes with 2 or 3 percent market share' (much like watching British TV news would give the impression that the British Isles are about 100 miles off the coast of New York).

(*) I have a reprint of a booklet of the proceedings of a conference about tabulating devices held in 1915 (in the US, obviously, not busy with a massive continent wide war at the time) which has at least one bit which is very much Powers Rules, CTR Suxx. You can definitely imagine the 'I'm a CTR', 'I'm a Powers' advert - silent film with captions obviously.
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