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Why Linux on the Desktop Is Dead

Mar 26, 2012, 18:00 (29 Talkback[s])


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"On the server side, Linux is kicking ass and taking names. An IDC report from 2010 claims that Linux made up more than 20 percent of the server market. I?ve seen some estimates claiming it could be significantly higher than that today. Recent reports claim that Amazon alone is using as many as half a million Linux servers in data centers around the world to power its cloud services?a strong indicator of just how established Linux is.

That?s great, but on the desktop side of the fence Linux is a non-issue. Compared to Microsoft Windows, even Mac OS X has trivial desktop market share, but it?s enough to put it on the radar, and Mac OS X has been growing strong in recent years

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