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[3]: Linux is a kernel
by Valhalla on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 21:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Linux is a kernel"
Valhalla
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When someone says Linux they're implying it is a Operating System which it is not.

Says who? You?

It's clearly inaccurate, Linux is just the kernel. So when we say a Linux based system all that means is that it uses the Linux kernel.


Android uses the Linux kernel but it is NOT a Linux "distribution" or what is really an Operating System.

Android is an operating system which uses the Linux kernel. What is 'really an operating system' in your world?

Browser marketshare is measured for each browser as in Chrome / Safari, etc. not WebKit even though they're all using WebKit.

But this article didn't measure web browser market share, nor did it measure operating systems, it measured the market share which uses the Linux kernel.

The title should probably have been Linux now has double the marketshare of Windows NT

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