Better snap back to reality. On Arstechnica I see the following data
as of 11/2014.
OS share worldwide -- Windows allsorts 91.28%, OS X 7.27, all others
Windows breakdown XP 13.57%, Vista 2.65, Win 7 56.41, Win 8 6.55, Win 8.1 12.1.
All hail his Billness. Though the figures for systems other than
desktops must show a different story, and in phone and tablet world
Windows is pretty well a joke apart from some misguided corporate
purchases. (I stand to be corrected on that).
Meanwhile back in the day, I had GEOS installed and it was passable.
Even ran it within OS/2, freaky or what? Speaking of OS/2 last time I
looked there were still some zealots keeping it working after a
-quote- Unfortunately, OS/2 had a crucial flaw in its design: a
Synchronous Input Queue (SIQ). What this meant was that all messages
to the GUI window server went through a single tollbooth. If any OS/2
native GUI app ever stopped servicing its window messages, the entire
GUI would get stuck and the system froze. OK, technically the
operating system was still running. Background tasks continued to
execute just fine. You just couldn’t see them or interact with them or
do anything, because the entire GUI was hung. Some enterprising OS/2
fan wrote an application that polled the joystick port and was
supposed to unstick things when the user pressed a button. It rarely
Ironically, if you never ran native OS/2 applications and just ran DOS
and Windows apps in a VM, the operating system was much more stable.
And now we return to our normal programme and wonder whether Linux v4
is soon to arrive. 19 million lines in the kernel and counting.