Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Mon 7th Jul 2008 18:18 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
Linux While I was trawling through Net Applications' operating system share trend data for the past 24 months, something struck me. June 08 marked a big month for Linux. The OS saw the largest increase in market share for the whole 2 year period - a growth of 0.12%.
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RE: And again...
by -oblio- on Mon 7th Jul 2008 21:30 UTC in reply to "And again..."
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2008-05-27

Ok, here's a random traffic ranking for a very popular site in Romania:
Windows XP 699.278 87,55%
Windows Vista 70.800 8,86%
Windows 2000 9.150 1,15%
Macintosh 6.111 0,77%
Unix 3.983 0,50%
Windows 98 3.497 0,44%
Windows 2003 3.153 0,39%
Altele 2.150 0,27%
Windows Me 358 0,04%
Windows NT 151 0,02%
Windows 95 80 0,01%
Source: http://stat.trafic.ro/stat/gazetasporturilorro/sistem/#sistemdeoper...
It's a sport sites, so it's not chock full of tech geeks (like a distribution forum), just regular people.
Linux (which is categorized under Unix) is in the gutter.
Romania isn't a rich country, but even Mac has a higher market share (remember, we import Macs from the US, with huge taxes, and because of low demand they're sold as high priced luxury items, so they're a lot more expensive than your average PC).

Checking for the top 10 or 20 sites shows the same thing. Under 1 percent. Linux is fighting Windows 98, not Vista ;)

Edited 2008-07-07 21:33 UTC

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RE[2]: And again...
by raver31 on Mon 7th Jul 2008 21:39 in reply to "RE: And again..."
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Sorry, I visited the site with my Linux machine, so your post is now rendered inaccurate and out of date, please remove it.

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RE[3]: And again...
by Whats That There on Mon 7th Jul 2008 22:10 in reply to "RE[2]: And again..."
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2005-09-21

yeah, so did I, lets really screw up them stats ;)

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