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These people keep bringing up “mArKeT sHaRE”

  1. Linux is free. How would it get market share?
  2. It’s quite difficult to get an accurate “market share” since user-agents can be faked.

EDIT: I wonder if Microsoft are making anti-Linux accounts to try and hamper Linux.

@rysiek@szmer.info
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Well duh. “PC” means “Windows”, obviously.

sigh

@testman@lemmy.ml
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this
I use any chance I get to fight against this misconception

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2% of the population is still 200M. I know not the whole world has access to technology but that’s still a huge fucking number.

The market share is fine.

I mean what did you expect, it’s a toxic sub that’s made out of a meme about how PC players are so superior to everyone else

You’re looking for /r/pcgaming

@d1tt0@lemmy.ml
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As the steam deck continues to push through all the blockades of gaming on linux, there will be a ton of gamers who make the switch.

the whole ideal behind PCMasterRace is exclusionary by default. They’ll have to open up eventually or be left behind. I mean even the Apple M1 games well.

@Helix@feddit.de
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the whole ideal behind PCMasterRace is exclusionary by default

I don’t get why they use a mainstream OS then. Damn peasants.

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The top result I get when I search Linux and sort by Relevance:

a meme with Kelly from the office saying "Linux is the most complicated OS I ever used. I mean, what OS does exactly what you tell it to? What kinda game is that?

How is that anti Linux?

Amicese
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Check the comments.

@Helix@feddit.de
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Ratio.

Amicese
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?

@Ghast@lemmy.ml
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The comments don’t seem anti-Linux.

Top commenter says they don’t know the commanads. Fair enough for a gaming sub - setting up gaming stuff like Wine can be a headache.

Second comment says Linux is great, but they dual-boot for games. Also fair enough - Windows is the best OS for gaming. Maybe Linux is second best, which isn’t bad, but it’s not number 1.

All throughout, lots of dual-booters there. I don’t know what the issue is - gaming sub’s gonna use Windows.

@ColorIsh@feddit.it
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FUCKING NORMIES REEEEEEEEEEEE

why is linux hated

idk man

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Linux is free. How would it get market share?

Not all Linux distributions are free. A market share can also be taken by a product which is free. It’s just a piece of the market.

You don’t count OS market share by the amount of money you spent for an OS (because then, MacOS would be free, since it’s technically given away bundled with Apple hardware) but by the number of installs.

@incici@lemmy.ml
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Reddit is getting worse and worse. Not sure what happened, but it started losing it’s way around 2014-2015.

When they announced they would make their codebase proprietary it was definitely a turning point. In hindsight, you can clearly see a shift in their way of doing things from that point on.

@incici@lemmy.ml
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Is there anything left on Reddit about Aaron Swartz? It’s disgusting how Reddit turned on its finest.

Reddit started as a 4chan clone, sold out to become 4chan but legal, then sold out again to become Facebook. To be fair I think the current version is the least shitty it’s ever been, even beating out modern slashdot which is basically a Hacker News clone.

I’m a bit surprised you’re surprised, it’s got “master race” in the name. At best it’s too soon to be cracking uncritical jokes about the Nazis, at worst it’s a deliberate dogwhistle. Another depressing search to do on that sub is find the times people begged for it to be changed.

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