Posted Jan 23, 2012 15:54 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: Poettering: systemd for Administrators, Part XII
Parent article: Poettering: systemd for Administrators, Part XII
That's in clear contradiction with OSX success.
Historically MacOS had 3-4% market share. Today is has 6-7% (depending on who's measuring it). And it looks like it achieved this "success" not because people switched from Windows, but because because people have bought slick hardware which included MacOS as the only option "out of the box".
Apples-to-apples comparison (Hackintoch vs pirated Windows vs Linux) shows that MacOS itself is not all that popular.
2. It does not run any of the applications people want to run after decades of using Windows XP.
It does: BootCamp works fine for rare cases (if you need to ruck Quicken couple of times per year), or you can run it seamlessly if compatibility is important.
That lets us only with "standardization". Can that alone be the cause of Linux "failure"?
Absolutely. If you do offer stable ABI then it's not guarantee of success (see Windows Phone), if you break the ABI then you lost (see Windows Phone 7). Linux breaks ABI few times per year.
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