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On 07/18/2015 10:08 PM, James Knott wrote:

Tell that to all the scientists who use supercomputers.  The vast majority of them, including my 
cousin, run Linux.  

If you want state of the art software, that costs a fortune, you run *Nix.

If you want almost state of the art, that costs a small fortune, it is
as likely to run on Mac OS X, as on Windows.

If you want software that is almost state of the art, but is
"affordable", you run Windows.

If you want software that is "good enough for most purposes", you run Linux.

Joe Sixpack wants something slightly better than "good enough for most
purposes", but doesn't want the cash outlay that state of the art
requires. Thus far, Windows has been that "happy medium".


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