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I mentioned once to often about security and my use of the Ubuntu system. The figures below show a decline in the last three years on Windows systems and the Mac system the one becoming more popular is The Linux systems.



2007

Windows 92.03%
Macs 7.52%
Linux 0.40%

2008

Windows 91.53%
Macs 6.79%
Linux 1.60%

2009

Windows 89.76%
Macs 6.64%
Linus 3.56%
 

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Hi All

I mentioned once to often about security and my use of the Ubuntu system. Simon even laughed at the percentage use in the 2009 figures for use on his Forum. The figures below show a decline in the last three years on Windows systems and the Mac system the one becoming more popular is The Linux systems.





2007

Windows 92.03%
Macs 7.52%
Linux 0.40%

2008

Windows 91.53%
Macs 6.79%
Linux 1.60%

2009

Windows 89.76%
Macs 6.64%
Linus 3.56%

Peter, Why bring a problem you have had elsewhere onto this forum???
 

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For some reason I believe that Simon will also be on this forum. Siobhanwf, why you so judgmental? He is proving a point, and the point is; windows has lost 2.5% of the market between 2007 and 2009, Macs lost around 12% and Linux has grown over 900% at the same time. Business wise this shows a massive increase from Linux.
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Hi Peter,

As the amount of Linux users increases, so will the attempts to breach its security one way or another..

Are you a Linux salesman? You don't half go on about it a lot.
 

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Hi Peter,

As the amount of Linux users increases, so will the attempts to breach its security one way or another..
Are you a Linux salesman? You don't half go on about it a lot.
Hi Mitz

Today i was on a Forum for the over 50's and on that site is a Technology section. I found on this section a vast amount of problems all that if the owners had been running Linux there problem would not exist. Every piece of pond life wants to steal from your computer. Why start on Linux when windooz make it so easy for every hacker on the planet to make a good living stealing from you. I use Linux and i feel safe.

I have no antivirus software running as Ubuntu Linux has a built in firewall. I have no spyware/ malware software running. As time goes by the spammers and virus brigade will start to target Linux. In fact there has been an attempt where someone found a way to hide a virus in a screensaver.

Peter
 

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Microsoft runs the world in our days; some says that they will not aloud anyone to jeopardize their market. When some system starts to get popular, they buy the company or they shut them down. Competition raises the market offer and quality, also brings the prices down
 

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Microsoft runs the world in our days; some says that they will not aloud anyone to jeopardize their market. When some system starts to get popular, they buy the company or they shut them down. Competition raises the market offer and quality, also brings the prices down
Hi Miguel

You are right as you say about companies the Microsoft just buys up companies or develops and alternative program. Compare Microsoft Office cost hundreds of £'s Open Office does the same job but the cost is Free. media player comes with windooz Realplayer is free. Adobe Photoshop cost many hunderds of euro's Gimp "Graphical Image Manipulation Program" windooz can't buy up everything. Gimp and openoffice both run on windooz as does Realplayer.

There is every reason to use Ubutnu but it takes a little to get used to it. Mainly because users keep remembering what they did on windooz. When you can forget the time you used windooz you find that you just do what you need to Ubuntu is so easy to use.

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For some reason I believe that Simon will also be on this forum. Siobhanwf, why you so judgmental? He is proving a point, and the point is; windows has lost 2.5% of the market between 2007 and 2009, Macs lost around 12% and Linux has grown over 900% at the same time. Business wise this shows a massive increase from Linux.
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John I am NOT being judgmental. You will see that the original mention of another forum has been removed from the original post. Perhaps this proves my point.

As for the statistics on windows etc.... GREAT. Usse what you fell comfortable with.
 

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Taking the Pi**

Good for you Peter! You have every right to free speech and we aren't afraid to say it, the chap who runs the other forum is a bully and only likes his cronies around him and if you don't agree with him you get banned, someone else we know has today been banned for no reason whatsoever!

In this day and age of pc hacking and spam etc it is very interesting to learn of the alternatives to protect yourselves. Peter seems to speak as he finds which is refreshing in this age of the pc brigade! This is a much better forum so please don't let it deteroiate like the other has into a dictatorship with people being afraid to speak! Free speech rules....:boxing:
 

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John I am NOT being judgmental. You will see that the original mention of another forum has been removed from the original post. Perhaps this proves my point.

As for the statistics on windows etc.... GREAT. Usse what you fell comfortable with.
I think you are siobanwf. Don´t see a reason for your attitude regarding this thread, and i don´t understand why it does bother you. It is normal for any human to sick recognition and attention. It isn´t a question of statistics, it is the right we all have to speak our mind. Isn’t it why these forums have a reason to exist? Share experience and knowledge? (Forget the business part). Your self have, what it looks like a payee thread, to post recipes, and even so you found the need to recognition and posted a new thread inquiring if anyone has tried your recipes. Unfortunately up to now you had no replies, so came on guys let’s make Siobanwf day and post something about it.
 

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As for the statistics on windows etc.... GREAT. Usse what you fell comfortable with.
If only life were that easy! I object to the Windows tax I pay on a new computer. And I object to Microsoft's manipulation of hardware and content providers to lock people into their commercial system.
 

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Cool advert. Will go deep in that matter and try to learn a bit more about it
There's a nice primer on ideas here: Linux is NOT Windows

It's a little dated since someone loading, say OpenSuse with a KDE desktop on newish hardware could almost be forgiven for thinking they weren't in Windows. But at least it will make your expectations realistic and show you there is a learning curve.
 

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Yep! Switching to Linux right away!

No not really, never had a problem with Windows so why swap?
So stick with it.

Not like you don't unwittingly use GNU/Linux everyday, anyway.
 

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I agree, that other forum guy is a dictator and a little Hitler. Banned me as well and I am a harmless man ! He plays a game called, simple Simon says !

If you don't do what simple Simon says, you are out

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