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Wohl: Counting Linux Desktops

Jun 08, 2004, 17:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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"Since I spoke at the Linux Desktop Summit in San Diego on April 22nd, I have been tossing around the question of how to get a better count on Linux desktops with a German journalist and fellow speaker I met there, Bernd Kretschmer.

"The problem is simple to describe. The research firms who offer the operating systems statistics computer industry companies base their development and marketing plans on are seriously undercounting Linux desktops. Not because of any bias on their part, but because the technique that serves them very well in the Windows or Macintosh desktop market doesn't work at all in the Linux desktop market..."

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