Category Archives: Microsoft

What will we count?

Hello Readers… This blog has been about Microsoft and its market share. Specifically, on June 2009 I bet my friend Nick that Microsoft would lack a majority market share come June 2011. We discussed the three products that HAD the … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Free Software Foundation’s Executive Director – John Sullivan

John Sullivan, Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation, has asked the membership a question… By what measures do you judge the success of the FSF’s public advocacy campaigns, and how do you think they have been doing? Below is … Continue reading

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Charting it out – How will market share change?

Behold, for all to view… the numbers which show Microsoft will lose a majority market share in operating systems this Summer… For those wondering the answer: What will we use if Microsoft is not the majority market share? The answer … Continue reading

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Bug One Resolved at the Gates Center of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon Universtiy thanks to Red Hat Inc.

From where I stand, I see Linux and Apple-based products winning big in the months ahead. How can I hold such unwavering optimism? Over ten years I have a decent salary supporting Linux products, with my career starting at Carnegie … Continue reading

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Will The People of China Pay For Microsoft Software?

Steve Ballmer was in a meeting with the president of China, and has made the news for claiming that 90% of Microsoft software in China is being used by people who didn’t pay Microsoft for a license. I have no … Continue reading

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What will we buy?

Americans today celebrate “Black Friday.” Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, most workers have this day off so they head to the shops to spend their Christmas giving money. The outcome of the bet that kicked off this blog: “Microsoft will … Continue reading

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The desktop market share

Regular readers of this blog, whatwillweuse.com, know that we have been trying to track the desktop market share. We endorse W3Conter’s no-cost analytic service and their market share reports. As of October 31, according to w3counter: Microsoft Windows holds 79.69% … Continue reading

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Share the Knowledge with Freedom: Partimus

How do we learn? When I was in elementary school, the method of work submission was a notebook and a standard number two pencil. Handwriting, not computing, was a daily class. A teacher told me once that the pencil was … Continue reading

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Update on Microsoft’s Market Share: Web Browsers

Microsoft lacks a majority market share on web browsers. This is not news to the regular readers of whatwillweuse.com where we made this declaration in January 2010. Nor is this a surprise to the market share watchers at w3counter.com who … Continue reading

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Microsoft Market Share Squashers to present at Ohio LinuxFest’s Ubucon

I am proud to announce that I will be speaking at the Ubucon at the Ohio LinuxFest on Friday September 10, 2010 on the subject of Ubuntu’s Bug One: “Microsoft Has a Majority Market Share.” Here I describe how Microsoft … Continue reading

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