Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Fri 15th Aug 2008 04:15 UTC, submitted by computerishcat
Linux The traditional market share numbers would say that Linux is currently at less than 1%, but some more recent numbers suggest that it might, in fact, be almost even with the Mac. This all brings the question of how many Linux users are there really? Unfortunately, we may never know. Certainly, there is no way of knowing currently, but it should be possible to at least get a rough estimate.
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RE[2]: It makes sense
by ggeldenhuys on Fri 15th Aug 2008 09:28 UTC in reply to "RE: It makes sense"
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Unfortunately, counting Firefox downloads would probably not be as accurate as you think. Most people download the X11 version once and put it on several Linux machines (I know I do).

That's true. Also Firefox comes as a standard install on many distros (Ubuntu being one of them). Also Firefox is available in apt repositories, so you don't have to download from Mozilla directly.

Firefox counting will be useless!

Lets just say Linux has 90% of the market share and let Microsoft try and prove otherwise! ;-)

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