Linux or Windows, Which is the Top Selling OS?


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The  other day I stood with the refrigerator door open yelling at my wonderful wife that “There is no mayonnaise in the refrigerator!”,

but she constantly affirmed that there was mayonnaise and that it was right in the front of my face! I was getting angry, because I know what mayonnaise looks like and there was no mayonnaise in the refrigerator! Finally she came up beside me and smiled while she reached into the refrigerator and pulled from the the top shelve ,right in front of my face, a white plastic form fitting container with the label “Mayonnaise”!
I declared “that’s not mayonnaise!” Tilting her head with a gentile smile she asked “then what is it?” She knew what I meant. I meant that the container was not what I was expecting for mayonnaise. “My reaction wasn’t my fault”, I explained to her “cognitive dissonance is a common flaw in human nature”.

I hate it when she smiles at me like that!

Now brace yourself because I am about to do to you what my lovely wife Patricia did to me!
You all know that the major competetor of Windows, Apple computer, left the IBM and Motorola Processor chips and changed over to the Intel processor chip which uses a special flavor of a Linux OS (Operating System) called Lepard, right? So everyone is asking which is better now Linux or Windows with the assumtion that it is either of them because those are the only operating systems that work on an Intel processor.

 Now that you are standing with the refrigerator door open yelling “there is no other operating systems” now I am going to do a Patricia!

On the shelf in front of everyones face is the top selling Processor this past year  the ARM processor!

 CAMBRIDGE, UK – Jan 22, 2008 –ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that the total number of processors shipped by its Partners has exceeded ten billion. The company developed its first embeddable RISC core, the ARM6™ processor, in 1991, and its semiconductor Partners currently ship almost three billion ARM Powered® processors each year.“ARM Partners have now shipped more than one processor for every single person on the planet” said Warren East, CEO, ARM. “Ten billion ARM processors in use mark an enormous milestone for ARM, but also demonstrate the growth in adoption of the ARM® processor architecture by the vast majority of major electronics companies and across the broadest range of applications.”

 

What operating system does the ARM Processor chip use? Symbian OS !

Never hear of ARM processors or Symbian OS?

Well today everyone uses them all day long!
cellphones 

The ARM processors with the Symbian Operating system is in 98% of all cellphones sold!

Repeat after me “cognitive dissonance is a common flaw in human nature”.
Am I smiling?
What do you think? 🙂

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2 Responses to Linux or Windows, Which is the Top Selling OS?

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