Category Archives: Windows

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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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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Open Letter from a Microsoft Share Holder

Dear Microsoft, I am a shareholder of your company. The world is still waiting for your Q4 FY2010 report so that we will know how much money you made as of June 30, 2010. We are all on Microsoft Chief … Continue reading

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A year from today Microsoft will lack a majority market share.

One year ago at the South East LinuxFest, I, Beth Lynn Eicher indulged in a friendly bet with my friend Nick. “Ubuntu’s Bug One will be resolved in 24 months,” I said. “I’ll bet you $20 that bug one is … Continue reading

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Microsoft sells software like its 1984

In the 1980’s IBM, convinced that there was only money in hardware, licensed the operating systems for desktop computers to Microsoft Corporation. The PC was born. Software was shipped as a  boxed set with disks and manuals. Want more software? … Continue reading

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How do you get your product right?

Steve Ballmer admitted that Windows Vista was not a good product… http://www.thinq.co.uk/news/2010/5/20/ballmer-microsoft-wasted-time-on-vista/ Sure, people have bought Windows 7 hoping for better. Since the ‘Free’ Upgrade program is now over, consumers will have to spend at least $150. How much time … Continue reading

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February Market Share Report

Thanks for hanging in there folks for the What Will We Use Browser and Operating Systems reports. In February, we had 1,691 unique readers. This is amazing considering that I have not had time to post much. Nonetheless, Microsoft continues … Continue reading

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One neighborhood changing the world part two

I have never met Mr. Starks, better known as Helios. Nor visited his educational charity, the HeliOS Project in Austin Texas. Yet, I was glad to be able to help. My job as a Linux system administrator, a debt-free life … Continue reading

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