[SATLUG] What All Systems has to say about Linux
jaret at aberlorn.com
Thu Jan 17 08:51:37 CST 2008
> jaret wrote:
>> Geoff wrote:
>>> I know I'm asking for it, but ok, Brad... how do you figure that it's
>>> inappropriate to refer to the Supercomputing Top 500 list (which has 85%
>>> of all Servers in the top 500 running Linux)?
>> I'm not Brad but I had a similar double-take. Isn't the list talking
>> about SERVERS? If so, then Brad's right b/c different stats are
>> needed to evaluate Linux usage for the DESKTOP.
> 85% of the top computers in the world run on Linux.
> (think about it)
The top computer list (for servers) are nice numbers to convince the
boss to move back-office servers from Windows to Linux. But for me the
list has little relevance for using Linux on the desktop b/c Linux has
not filled my desktop needs. For example two weeks ago I installed
GnuCash and tried to convert QIF files. Didn't work. Installed
Quickbooks on Windows. Everything works.
The top computer list (for desktops) appears to be Windows averaging 70%
to 85%. Wikipedia link follows. Includes multiple surveys. Be sure to
read how the surveys were conducted.
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