Re: Re[2]: Anarcho Capitalism

Mark Grant (
Tue, 21 Apr 1998 11:09:25 +0100

Erik Moeller [] wrote:
>Linux is fringe. The user statistics about Linux (like the ones
>recently published by Wired) seem ridiculously high to me. Usually, >they are simply measured by the sales. But of the hundreds of thousands >who buy Redhat, how many stay with it? I had installed Linux but had >to drop it for lack of usable software (mainly OCR) and usable Plug & >Play support. I suppose many who bought it didn't even manage to >install it.

Are you sure you're not confusing Linux with Windows NT? I've read of
many people who bought NT and then switched to Linux because NT was
unusable, but few who bought Linux and switched to Windows.

Anyway, there's an interesting report about NT and Unix at,
which claims that 14% of the corporations they surveyed used Linux;
that's hardly fringe.