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 Nelson on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 16:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Marketshare"
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Linux, on the other hand, is the most widely used kernel with 42% market share. That is also a context, because it means that it won't go away easily, and we may even expect it to improve if every (mobile) HW vendor now has to write drivers for it. This wasn't, and perhaps still isn't, the case for regular PCs.


Well, it is exactly what I'm saying. That all this data says, is that Android is dominating, and mobile is growing. It does so in a less clear manner than just saying "Android is dominating" would do it.

When you frame it as you've framed it, yes, it makes a lot more sense, but let's be honest, this is lemur2. This isn't the point he was trying to make at all.

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