Linux Desktop Market Share Reaches Parity with Windows 98

Linux market share set to surpass Win 98, OS X still ahead of Vista:

This is a somewhat empty victory for Linux enthusiasts, who have been predicting the imminent arrival of the mythical “year of the Linux desktop” for as long as I’ve been a Linux user.

My two-cents: This isn’t really newsworthy, and it certainly isn’t good news for Linux advocates. If anything, it only shows continued migration away from Windows 98 rather than adoption of desktop Linux. Linux desktop use has remained relatively stagnant.

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