[TUHS] Windows roots and Unix influence (was Re: Happy birthday, Ken Thompson!)

Bakul Shah bakul at bitblocks.com
Mon Feb 5 09:46:02 AEST 2018


On Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:25:35 +1100 Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 3 Feb 2018, Dan Cross wrote:
> 
> > The colonel kept asking me why I didn't run Windows: "but it's the most 
> > popular operating system in the world!" Actually, I suspect Linux and 
> > BSD in the guise of iOS/macOS is running on a lot more devices than 
> > Windows at this point. I didn't bother pointing that out to him.
> 
> I'm told that Android (Linux?) outnumbers iOS (BSD?) quite heavily in the 
> mobile market; Win/CE (pronounced "wince") never really took off.

Depends on which market you look at.  In the desktop/laptop
world Windows is still the king.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems#Market_share_by_category



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