Further on the desktop-as-world delusion:
The number of Android users has not yet overtaken the number of desktop Windows users worldwide, but don't look over your shoulder, it's fast catching up. Last I heard, it was about a billion (with a B). And that's after only a very few years.
'...you don't see any "list of Windows adopters" '
As the article states, a "Linux adopter" is defined as someone (or some entity) that has switched to Linux from some other operating system. If there is no list of Windows adopters, it must mean there aren't many switching to Windows from some other system.
"...1% usage share on the desktop after 22+ years..."
You continue to delude yourself that the "desktop" is the whole world of computing.
Windows Phone isn't even mentioned, that I noticed, but all the same arguments would apply to any hypothetical user considering switching to a Lumia.
The softie shills have been at it even longer. Must be scary to know you're hurting your cause rather helping it.
"As for NYSE etc, a primitive OS like Linux may do an adequate job on servers."
Oh, please. They switched to Linux because their previous Windows-based system had several extremely expensive and extremely high-profile failures.
"But even on servers, Windows accounts for nearly twice as much hardware revenue as Linux does."
It has been pointed out many times that comparisons based on revenue or unit shipments are inherently biased against Linux, because Windows costs more and requires more hardware to do the same job.
Incidentally, at last report Wikipedia itself is based on Linux:
"Wikipedia currently runs on dedicated clusters of Linux servers (mainly Ubuntu). As of December 2009, there were 300 in Florida and 44 in Amsterdam. By January 22, 2013, Wikipedia had migrated its primary data center to an Equinix facility in Ashburn, Virginia.
"Diagram showing flow of data between Wikipedia's servers. Twenty database servers talk to hundreds of Apache servers in the backend; the Apache servers talk to fifty squids in the frontend."
That article is seven years old, which probably means many more students have moved to Linux by now.
Here's an eleven year old title: "German trains switch to Linux on mainframes" Google it.
The joke is all the verbiage softie shills expend trying to convince themselves (and perhaps one or two other people) that Linux is not a threat to Microsoft. Actually it has the opposite effect. It's called whistling past the graveyard. It doesn't fool anyone.
One thing can be said for the verbiage -- it's vastly more coherent than what we're accustomed to seeing from the wallybot. Perhaps the new CEO understands better than Ballmer the danger Microsoft is in, and increased the budget for shills.
Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys...
SCO is at best undead. All its legal claims have been refuted, in court. There is no issue to be resolved, except perhaps why no Microsoft executives have gone to jail.
"Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve open-source software
"The project aims to improve how open-source software is developed and consumed
"Facebook has partnered with several big companies to kick off a new project called TODO, which aims to improve the quality of open-source software and make it easier to consume.
"Facebook, Google and many other large organizations have come to rely heavily on open-source software to run their businesses, particularly their online operations.
"But they feel there's room to improve how open-source projects are managed and organized, and even to improve the software itself. The TODO project -- which stands for Talk Openly, Develop Openly -- will address those goals."
"In his native England, James Pearce says, the guilds are everywhere.
"Drawing on a practice that dates back to medieval times, a guild is a group of craftspeople or merchants who’ve banded together because they all do the same thing....
"So, when Pearce was named the head of open source at Facebook, charged with overseeing the vast collection of open source software that helps run one of the largest online operations on earth, he felt that something was missing. “When I took over the Facebook open source portfolio, I was waiting for the invite,” he says. “I was like: ‘Is someone going to invite me to the open source guild?’”
"This is played for laughs. But Pearce felt a very real need for something akin to an open source software guild, so much so that he and Facebook have now started one. Known as TODO, this new group made its debut yesterday at an event for hardcore web engineers hosted by Facebook, and it spans some of the biggest names in tech, including Google, Twitter, Dropbox, and GitHub. In one sense, this is a small thing. But in the long run, given the egalitarian nature of open source software, it could benefit practically any company that relies on computer code."