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While I see more *nix folks, I also see more computer savvy folks in general, so I'm not sure the proportions have necessarily changed.
I also can count the number of "normal" (non-IT) home users using linux on 1 hand, still. I don't see evidence of *nix making serious inroads into the average consumer market.
On Jan 29, 2008 5:52 AM, Tremaine Lea <email@example.com> wrote:
> I think you'd have to admit that strength is diminishing. I run into a
> heck of a lot more people running linux (usually Ubuntu) these days than
> I did even 5 years ago. While Windows has been pre-eminent for a long
> time, a growing segment of people are tired of the security maintenance
> and pains that come with running it, and are willing to tolerate lapses
> in some areas if it means they aren't constantly having to worry about
> webpages and emails causing them to lose all their data and Reinstall
> Yet Again (tm) I think there is a kind of battle weariness on the part
> of the average pc user when it comes to Windows, and getting them to try
> something new to provide a break from it is remarkably easy.
> Tremaine Lea
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