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Windows fragmentation

Jun 25, 2010, 18:33 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Otter)

"Linux is regularly accused of being too fragmented but Microsoft has its own minefield to navigate.

"One of the regular criticisms levelled against Linux is that with so many versions available the platform is "fragmented". The idea is that because there are so many "distributions" of Linux, users will be confused and unsure of which to pick.

"Microsoft's Windows, on the other hand, is often seen as a unified offering with no complications. Unless you really dig into it. In which case there are not just one or two versions of Windows (and Windows Mobile) but literally a dozen."

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