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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1% of ~1 000 000 000 desktops (the current desktop market size, you can check that easily) = 10 000 000

Ubuntu only had already more than 8 000 000 users a few years ago.

You guys really need to understand what numbers mean. Sometimes there is not a lot of reading to do to understand what's true and what's not, a good brain is enough.

By the way I have read that Linux runs on 100 000 000 computers worldwide. Anyone can confirm that number?

Edited 2009-05-03 16:03 UTC

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