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Oh Linux, how shall I count thy installs?

Mar 09, 2010, 04:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"You may have noticed that I mentioned rent and not own for the proprietary operating systems. This is because the End User License Agreement used by a particular proprietary company that I know of specifically states that the purchaser only has the right to use the operating system and does not own it. In other words they are renting it.

"So the question here is. If marketing and research companies want accurate statistics (assuming they do) then how can they count the real number of Linux installations? Quite simply they can't. This means that 93.4% of the statistics recorded only show less than 9.8% of the true number of Linux installations (where did those numbers come from I wonder :)."

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