Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd May 2009 10:23 UTC, submitted by Luis
Linux Yes boys and girls, it's Net Applications time. Sure, their figures are flawed, and sure, they're misused all over the non-scientifically educated media, but that doesn't mean they do not indicate trends. One of those trends was a slowly rising popularity of Linux, which hit 0.93% market share in August 2008, only to sink back again during the following months. Well, it's April May 2009 now, and Linux has finally crossed the 1% market share line!
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Study paid by Microsoft
by kensai on Sat 2nd May 2009 12:51 UTC
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It is common knowledge that this stats are funded by MS and Apple, so they are not to be believed. The Linux markate share in general is above 5% world wide, 14% of servers 98% of super computers and a 100% percent of instant on OS'.

Two years ago it was very hard for me to find anyone that knew or used Linux, now I run into them all the time. Is funny how Linux is now Ubuntu, since everyone tells me, hey I'm trying Ubuntu, that OS is very good. I don't personally use Ubuntu, but welcome the way they are pushing Linux towards. This is only needed in the desktop, because in the corporate market, MS is already very scared of how so many companies are deploying the use of Linux.

But the better news are, MS is at 87% market share, what experts predicted is becoming truth, a drop of 1-3% a year.

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