05.20.22

In Turkey, Windows Market Share is Down to Almost Nothing, ‘Linux’ is About Two Thirds of the Connected Devices

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 9:22 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Turkey Market Share
Schools in Turkey have been moving to GNU/Linux and many people use Android, powered by Linux

Summary: Watch this graph of Windows going down from around 99.5% to just 11.55% this month

05.11.22

Ubuntu (Canonical) Will Not Help Us Get Rid of Windows (Microsoft)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Windows at 3:42 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 7a485dbdce27b3f9d52b2fe3579d619c
Ubuntu is Helping Microsoft
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: Canonical is rapidly losing its dominance among desktop/laptop GNU/Linux users (it’s still doing OK in servers); but adding insult to injury, it’s now boosting Windows instead of GNU/Linux, perhaps failing to grasp that this is in part the cause of the exodus (of Ubuntu engineers, too)

THIS is a truly sad story, but it’s not the first time, i.e. it’s not unprecedented. It’s quite a tragedy considering the first bug report in Ubuntu. It was meant to replace Windows. But Canonical is trying to appease Microsoft and spy with Microsoft. As a result, Ubuntu’s community has been reduced to nothing, users flee to other distros (many reports to that effect lately), and the power of the brand “Ubuntu” is withering away.

“Canonical is yet again promoting the competition, but we’re meant to believe that Canonical/Ubuntu is truly the alternative to Microsoft/Windows. It’s not.”I’ve decided it might be easier to cover the topic in the form of a spontaneous video as I would regret sending traffic to the pages in question (we’ve already included some in Daily Links regardless, along with critical editorial comments).

Canonical is yet again promoting the competition, but we’re meant to believe that Canonical/Ubuntu is truly the alternative to Microsoft/Windows. It’s not.

“The company’s “Product Manager” (first post Oct 19 2021) keeps shilling Windows and other Microsoft stuff.”When Ubuntu had a new LTS release (only a few weeks ago) there was “IPO” murmur/talk in Microsoft media (predicted for next year), but that might simply mean that the founder wants to exit and put the liabilities in shareholders’ hands. The interview in question was with a longtime Microsoft propagandist, so it’s hard to say what motivated it.

In any event, today and yesterday Ubuntu’s official blog promoted Windows and products with Windows. The company’s “Product Manager” (first post Oct 19 2021) keeps shilling Windows and other Microsoft stuff. About a quarter of his posts are Microsoft promotion and Microsoft isn’t even described as a competitor. But remember that more than a decade ago the person managing the desktop of Ubuntu was someone who had come from Microsoft (Spencer), spreading Mono and other problematic things.

“Canonical hired for WSL promotion instead of GNU/Linux promotion and now there’s endorsement of a laptop that comes with Windows (an HP debacle we’ve covered in a past video).”As noted in the video, many of the original high-calibre developers of Ubuntu have left. Not only have many left; some of them now “disparage” Canonical’s products, including some managers. Canonical hired for WSL promotion instead of GNU/Linux promotion and now there’s endorsement of a laptop that comes with Windows (an HP debacle we’ve covered in a past video).

What is Canonical trying to tell us? To buy a Windows machine instead of one with GNU/Linux preloaded?

“Ubuntu is losing its lead very rapidly and it knows it. Maybe that’s why so many people leave.”Incidentally, that same “Product Manager” keeps promoting proprietary software (most of his posts) and the rest include Steam (DRM). He wrote about Steam after the media had noted that gamers are on Arch or other distros. Ubuntu is losing its lead very rapidly and it knows it. Maybe that’s why so many people leave.

In any case, see the video; I prefer not to link to the Microsoft promotion in Ubuntu.com. Instead I just show that in the video. The CEO whose surname I forgot is Jane Silber, who worked for a weapons company prior to Canonical.

05.08.22

On the Cusp of Widespread Adoption of GNU/Linux in More Countries

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 6:02 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 45932bcae1d06970a2c702c721d87a48
China and GNU for Domestic Control
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: It looks like China may soon migrate 50 million PCs to GNU/Linux, according to the corporate media controlled by an American oligarch

THE GNU/Linux operating system is a global project. It’s neither a country nor a company. This means that corporations struggle to just extinguish the thing; they try to shoot down people, instead. They prop up front groups like the so-called ‘Linux’ Foundation to achieve that. It’s all about control.

“It’s all about control.”The video above concerns an extended interpretation of a paywalled wall of text from Wall Street-leaning media (the parts about GNU/Linux are sheltered away behind a paywall). It looks like China may soon migrate 50 million PCs to GNU/Linux.

05.07.22

In Spite of All the AstroTurfing, ‘Microsoft’ Edge (Ripoff of Chrome) is Falling Every Month So Far This Year (Along With Windows)

Posted in Microsoft, Windows at 9:04 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Raw data as OpenDocument Format (ODS)

Browsers by use

Summary: Based on StatCounter, Microsoft’s Edge market share fell every month this year. Microsoft Edge’s share, all versions combined, from January to May: 4.12%, 4.06%, 4.05%, 4.05%, and 4.04%.

05.02.22

On Desktops/Laptops Alone, Windows Market Share Estimated to Have Fallen About 10% Since the Pandemic Started (According to StatCounter)

Posted in Microsoft, Windows at 8:30 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

From 80% to 70% in 2 years
Screenshot from the latest statistics

Summary: The media hardly mentions such things (what’s left of the media gets paid by Microsoft to hail Windows and create ‘buzz’ for Vista 11), but the common carrier known as Windows is going nowhere fast

Windows Starts May 2022 at 24% Market Share (Less Than a Quarter!)

Posted in Microsoft, Windows at 3:21 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Windows is the blue curve (as a function of time

Windows %24

Summary: Today, taking a new month’s snapshot/check at StatCounter, Windows seems to be down even further as Android climbs to nearly half of all Web requests. As we enter the month of May it becomes more apparent that Windows isn’t recovering and Vista 11 was just a waste of billions of dollars in false marketing.

Update: If one counts the desktop alone, Windows is down from around 80% to almost 70% since the pandemic broke out.

desktop-microsoft

04.30.22

Windows Has Never Been So Small (Updated)

Posted in Microsoft, Windows at 8:30 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Windows small

Summary: As we enter the month of May it becomes more apparent that Windows goes nowhere but down, even months after a new release/version

Update: Now it’s showing up even lower. See below:

Windows at 29

In Picture: Windows Falls Below 30% Market Share as April Ends

Posted in Microsoft, Windows at 2:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Windows below 30

Summary: This is the latest from the waning OS, whose latest version was the biggest disaster and by far the biggest failure in the history of Windows

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