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[5]: Marketshare
by lemur2 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Marketshare"
lemur2
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Yes, this is all gonna blur, more and more.

Even Gartner is making prediction as if it is one market:

http://www.zdnet.com/android-to-overtake-windows-in-2016-says-gartn...


Gartner's prediction of Linux to overtake Windows by 2016 is for installed base.

In this thread we are talking about current market share, which is a different thing entirely. Linux's current market share is over twice that of Windows, but Windows has a very large installed base, and it apparently will take until 2016 for Linux to overtake it.

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