[rescue] VirtualBox anecdotes - was Re: A wee bit off-topic

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Sun Jun 21 18:24:33 CDT 2015

For myself, I find Windows very useful, for using PuTTY to connect to my Unix-boxen.

The other stuff I use is basically cross-platform, so the OS doesn't matter.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Lionel Peterson" <lionel4287 at gmail.com>
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Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2015 4:30:02 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: Re: [rescue] VirtualBox anecdotes - was Re: A wee bit off-topic

Reminds me of the New stork Socialite that was amazed to hear Nixon was
elected President, since no one she knew voted for him. [0]

As you drive past high-rise office buildings, there are thousands upon
thousands of windows users inside. As you look at a map of the world, the most
populous countries (China, Russia, India, USA) are majority Windows users.
Every electronics store you pass sells Windows PCs by the pallet each week,
and occasionally some macs.

That your selective sample excludes windows users is far from surprising. ;^)

I seriously doubt MS 'bought' the survey results, if only because I rarely
have heard them tout market share as a selling point. Could they buy survey
results? Sure, but to what end?

I am pretty confident there are more pirated copies of Windows XP than desktop
users of Linux (any flavor)...



> On Jun 21, 2015, at 2:51 PM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>  Yep...With enough money, one can buy a survey to "prove" anything one
> wants to prove.
>  Personally, in my daily socio-business circles, I know precisely THREE
> people who use Windows.  That makes for about 10%.  Granted I don't have
> the patience to suffer stupid people readily, and I don't hang out with
> gamers, but there's a data point.
>              -Dave
>> On 06/21/2015 03:39 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> By some accounts, about 90%+ of all desktops on the planet are windows
>> boxes...
>> ustomb=0
>> Lionel
>>>>> On Jun 21, 2015, at 11:47 AM, Andrew Jones <andrew at jones.ec> wrote:
>>>> On 06/21/2015 12:40 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>>> Hyper-V is available freely (as in beer) and is VERY capable in it's
>> latest
>>>> iteration. It can host Debian/Ubuntu VMs easily, as well as, of course,
>>>> wide-range of Windows OSs.
>>>> Also, windows 8 and beyond includes Hyper-V in the desktop OS, but it
>> some
>>>> unusual processor requirements beyond those of the server edition of
>> Hyper-V
>>>> (SLAT support).
>>>> http://m.windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/requirements-running-hyper-v-windows-8
>>> But who keeps a Windows box at home?
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