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#4504497 - 09/01/17 02:24 PM Linux desktop market share > 3%!
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#4504507 - 09/01/17 02:30 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: uc50ic4more]
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I wonder what OS are using the Cisco switches/routers/firewalls that most of our day-to-day internet traffic goes trough....

or a lot of critical servers....

back to topic: maybe because of better GUI?

or some people don't like the subscriber type of software model used these days?

(If I say dumb things, I don't mind being corrected)
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#4504521 - 09/01/17 02:44 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: pandus13]
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For most people who just browse the Internet, pay some bills, social media, it's really perfect. But now there is a ton more compatible software for different version and even if you have other software requirements, it probably works or has an alternative.


Originally Posted By: pandus13
I wonder what OS are using the Cisco switches/routers/firewalls that most of our day-to-day internet traffic goes trough....


Cisco's own IOS or CatOS - not based on Linux or Unix, AFAIK

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#4504531 - 09/01/17 02:53 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: pandus13]
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Originally Posted By: pandus13
I wonder what OS are using the Cisco switches/routers/firewalls that most of our day-to-day internet traffic goes trough....

or a lot of critical servers....

back to topic: maybe because of better GUI?

or some people don't like the subscriber type of software model used these days?

(If I say dumb things, I don't mind being corrected)


Cisco use their own proprietary system called IOS (yes same name, but different to the Apple mobile operating system. They used to run on custom chips on the Network gear I used to work on.

Critical Servers, used to be mostly UNIX (HP and IBM were big players), Linux is more popular on more modern systems (can't tell you by how much), almost always Redhat.

IMHO I suspect there is a change in the way the data has been collected/counted.

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#4504661 - 09/01/17 05:21 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: NGRhodes]
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Originally Posted By: NGRhodes
IMHO I suspect there is a change in the way the data has been collected/counted.



Agreed, the single-month jump like that is kinda weird.
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#4504662 - 09/01/17 05:21 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: uc50ic4more]
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I've put Linux Mint and Cinnamon on quite a few computers for my personal use, and for friends and family. No complaints from any of us.
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#4504671 - 09/01/17 05:29 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: uc50ic4more]
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i have mint on 4 home pc's and anyone who has computer issues gets it as well.
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#4504677 - 09/01/17 05:31 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: uc50ic4more]
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I would switch to Linux if google drive and Blue Iris was supported. But I can't find anything that works as well as those two for my needs.
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#4504678 - 09/01/17 05:32 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: uc50ic4more]
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Linux is more for the back end, although it has made leaps and bounds in the last 17 years as a desktop OS. Ubuntu actually plays nice with a lot of computers out of the box. Lenovo's ThinkPads support it natively. Android, ChromeOS, and a few other things have some Linux in them.

The real power of Linux is on mobile/embedded(IOT is the fancy term these days) and yes, the back end(SaaS, or the cloud). It's readily available unlike some real-time operating systems, easy for a developer to get their head around it and it's small compared to say, Windows.

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#4504707 - 09/01/17 06:02 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: Killer223]
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Originally Posted By: Killer223
i have mint on 4 home pc's and anyone who has computer issues gets it as well.


It is perfect for people with computer issues, or trying to squeeze a few more years out of an old PC. It also works well for people surfing the web that are somehow prone to getting viruses and malware. It pretty much eliminates those problems for many computer users.
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#4504713 - 09/01/17 06:09 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: terry274]
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Originally Posted By: terry274
I would switch to Linux if google drive and Blue Iris was supported. But I can't find anything that works as well as those two for my needs.


I can only speak to Google Drive. There are a few 3rd-party applications that handle Google Drive better than the native app (ie. multiple accounts). InSync is the one I use. It costs a small fee. There are others out there as well whose names escape me at present that do a great job for very nominal fees.

https://www.insynchq.com/


Edited by uc50ic4more (09/01/17 06:13 PM)

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#4504716 - 09/01/17 06:13 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: terry274]
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Registered: 10/23/07
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Originally Posted By: terry274
I would switch to Linux if google drive and Blue Iris was supported. But I can't find anything that works as well as those two for my needs.

I have 2 Linux distros plus windows 10 on my laptop. Ubuntu and Zorin OS are the two Linux systems, and I like Zorin best because it seems to be faster and came with more built in applications. there is no issue accessing Google drive in either Linux system I use through the Chrome browser, but I don't know about Blue Iris.
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#4504718 - 09/01/17 06:15 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: nthach]
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Originally Posted By: nthach
Android, ChromeOS, and a few other things have some Linux in them.


Well, they run on Linux, so I guess that qualifies as having "some Linux in them"!

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#4504802 - 09/01/17 07:34 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: uc50ic4more]
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if you count android the % is much higher.
android is linux based.

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#4504837 - 09/01/17 08:14 PM Re: Linux desktop market share > 3%! [Re: Miller88]
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Originally Posted By: Miller88
For most people who just browse the Internet, pay some bills, social media, it's really perfect. But now there is a ton more compatible software for different version and even if you have other software requirements, it probably works or has an alternative.


Originally Posted By: pandus13
I wonder what OS are using the Cisco switches/routers/firewalls that most of our day-to-day internet traffic goes trough....


Cisco's own IOS or CatOS - not based on Linux or Unix, AFAIK



Almost every box from Cisco runs Linux, except the the IOS-XR which runs QNX, however now IOS-XR 5 and 6.1.1 run Linux.


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