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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RE: Amazing
by galvanash on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 01:51 UTC in reply to "Amazing"
galvanash
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It's incredible how much some Linux lovers will try to fudge any number they can. First it was "desktop Linux," and when those of us point out that desktop Linux will go nowhere, they suddenly want to move it to "Linux" in general regardless of the market.


Ok... How about "Linux has 80%+ global marketshare in mobile". Is that moving the goalposts or fudging numbers? Would Linux fans pointing out that Windows Phone or iPhone will go nowhere in mobile be fair to you?

I'm being facetious of course, but I really don't get the problem with this... It is a relevant statistic, it doesn't indicate anything other than what it says it does. Its certainly a incredible turn of events over the last 5 years or so, doesn't that make it noteworthy?

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