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  •  Most computing does not use a Microsoft OS (2+ / 0-)
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    orestes1963, wilywascal

    Most computing is done today on derivatives to open source Linux or some other Unix inspired operating system (eg, FreeBSD, IOS, MacOS or QNX).  The servers used by DKos are Linux  as are what data centers typically use. If you access a website, it is far, far more likely to be using Linux than any Microsoft operating system.  If you use NetFlix, the video is shipped on servers running Linux.  If you use a smartphone or tablet - more than 95% don't use Microsoft but a Linux/Unix.  If you use WiFi, the router is almost guaranteed to be running Linux.

    The Microsoft practice of licensing its OS so that PC vendors would almost always pay Microsoft for a license for every PC shipped (through better discounting if a computer company did this) ended in the 1990s.

    Desktops and laptops are being used for many years more than they were in the past, while smartphones and tablets are replaced far more frequently.  Most people spend more each year on average on smartphones and tablets than they do traditional desktops or notebooks.

    Even on traditional PCs running windows, the computing focus for most people has become the web Brouwer as a computing platform, making the choice of OS largely incidental.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 04:37:17 PM PDT

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