Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 21:28 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux "If you consider NetApplications' data set, then Linux owns only about 1 percent of the desktop OS market and Windows has almost 92 percent. But if you consider all computing platforms, including mobile, than Windows has only 20 percent and Linux has 42 percent - and that would be in the form of Google's Android alone." No more or less legitimate than claiming Windows owns 92% of the market. It's all a matter of perspective.
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by Nelson on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 21:50 UTC
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Marketshare is about giving context to a situation. When you lump everything together with everything you lose context.

What is Linux having "double" marketshare really telling you? That Android is popular? We already knew that because Android is popular in the mobile space.

Its only function, is to mask Linux's deficiencies in other core markets.

Its just a twisting of numbers to make a headline. This is like using Windows 92% marketshare to inflate their numbers in mobile. Doesn't really make sense.

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