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Ray Ingles Pick your own range, then, Ray. The .5% to 3% are the various guesses as to the percentage of desktop machines now shipping with linux and have been kicked around elsewhere here. All I am saying is that the number of users for these things grossly outnumber the number of developers.
I don't think those are "facts" at all. They are unsubstantiated claims by groups with interests in the outcomes. You don't believe Microsoft under the same circumstances.
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Not many commercial projects that I'm aware of publish *all* of their dayly builds... That's a separate...
What is a "defect" as defined in these studies? Is there any definitive list? I think that a discussable defect should have some measured effect on the beneficial use of the product. There are likely to be tons of differences of opinion on what is defective or intentional and the same for cosmetics. But if there is some problem in normal use, then it should be evident to all.
I use Windows for multiple hours per day and subject it to a wide variety of situations. I don't have any trouble. I can MOL say the same for linux except that I don't use it very often and I do have problems frequently with understanding how to do something, but that is not a defect, just a learning curve.
What are we really talking about here?