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Re: Observations at the uni

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____/ BjÃrn Steensrud on Thursday 01 Sep 2011 09:33 : \____

> Li'l ole (69) me was just admitted to an introductory Java course at the
> local university. (also met there a colleague who hasn't retired yet)
> There are several hundred students taking the course, also from
> departments other than math/CS. So far I have not seen a single laptop
> running Windows - they are either Macs or a wide variety of Linux
> distros. This old goat noticed (of course) a young woman using an Asus
> 1000 series - sure enough, Windows had been wiped and Linux installed.
> All those Linux laptops are counted as Windows sales. And MS knows that
> they have stopped phoning home for updates.
> Could someone take the old flying toasters screensaver and insert flying
> chairs instead? :-)

Many computer labs that are dual-boot count as "Windows" machines (as that's
how they get sold).

According to those who track usage, on a relative basis Linux is growing all 
the time.

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