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[2]: Marketshare
by 0brad0 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 09:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Marketshare"
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Come one. BREAKING 10y of solid grip on consumer personal computing solutions IS NOT WORTH HEADLINE?


Less emotions more thinking.


Exactly.. more thinking. This is trying to claim a whole bunch of different operating systems are one when they're not. Android is what is winning marketshare, not Ubuntu/Red Hat/Debian, etc. and in markets where Windows hasn't even existed until very recently. It's not as if Android had to claw back the marketshare from an entrenched Microsoft OS. Lets see ChromeOS takeover for Windows on the PC and then it would mean something. Until then this is a completely ridiculous and bogus use of statistics at best.

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