09.01.20

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Net Applications Was Always Hostile Towards GNU/Linux (and Close to Microsoft), So Stop Measuring or Assessing ‘Market Share’ Based on What It Says

Posted in Deception, FUD, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 1:49 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Funny spin, old spin

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Summary: We’re supposed to think that versions of Windows still have about 90% of the market; nothing could be further from the truth

SO, some so-called ‘Linux’ sites now tell us about Net Applications, alleging that GNU/Linux is ‘losing’ and it’s all based on some firm with secret data and ties to Microsoft. As we recently noted, another firm claims that GNU/Linux share increased by 15% during lock-downs; so different firms tell different and mutually-contradicting stories. We’ve chosen to not link to any of those so-called ‘Linux’ sites as it would merely feed the FUD/misinformation/click-bait. Either way, Windows does not have about 90% of the market. It’s crafty or artistic misuse of statistics. Android has a higher share (on the Web at least) than Windows and outside laptops/desktops the share of Microsoft is minuscule anyway. Don’t let the liars claim otherwise.

“Working behind the scenes to orchestrate “independent” praise of our technology, and damnation of the enemy’s, is a key evangelism function during the Slog. “Independent” analyst’s report should be issued, praising your technology and damning the competitors (or ignoring them). “Independent” consultants should write columns and articles, give conference presentations and moderate stacked panels, all on our behalf (and setting them up as experts in the new technology, available for just $200/hour). “Independent” academic sources should be cultivated and quoted (and research money granted). “Independent” courseware providers should start profiting from their early involvement in our technology. Every possible source of leverage should be sought and turned to our advantage.”

Microsoft, internal document [PDF]

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