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Re: [News] A Look at the Linux-based Challenger to ZFS

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____/ chrisv on Tuesday 04 November 2008 14:42 : \____

> Michael B. Trausch wrote:
>>mentally-ill troll wrote:
>>> If you guys want all this choice, something will suffer.
>>> I would 17+ years of Linux failing to make a dent on the desktop is
>>> pretty good evidence that your choice method isn't working.
>>Hrm, the first production version of Linux was released in early 1994.
>>It's late 2008.  That would seem to amount to about 14½ years.
>>And Linux is, and has been, a _huge_ success in every way measurable,
>>particularly since popularity really isn't the goal.  The goal is to
>>have a great system in place for people that want to use that system.
>>Don't like the ones that are available?  You have the freedom to build
>>your own!  It's not a black box.
> More of the mentally-ill troll's "logic".
> "Linux has choice and Linux has small market share.  Therefore, Linux
> would be better-off with less choice."
> Sheesh.  I sure am glad I'm not that fsckwitted...

Wha?? Linux has small market share?

,----[ Quote ]
| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," [Ballmer] 
| said. "How are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We 
| have some work to do."


Linux still super in Top500

,----[ Quote ]
| In the June 2008 Top500 list, Linux still lives large with a role in 92% of
| systems (It is the only OS for 85.4%, but when considering all distributions
| (SUSE, Red Hat, CentOS, and general ‘Linux,’ as well as mixed uses that
| include Linux, I figure the share is more like the 92%).


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