Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd May 2009 10:23 UTC, submitted by Luis
Linux Yes boys and girls, it's Net Applications time. Sure, their figures are flawed, and sure, they're misused all over the non-scientifically educated media, but that doesn't mean they do not indicate trends. One of those trends was a slowly rising popularity of Linux, which hit 0.93% market share in August 2008, only to sink back again during the following months. Well, it's April May 2009 now, and Linux has finally crossed the 1% market share line!
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Study paid by Microsoft
by kensai on Sat 2nd May 2009 12:51 UTC
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It is common knowledge that this stats are funded by MS and Apple, so they are not to be believed. The Linux markate share in general is above 5% world wide, 14% of servers 98% of super computers and a 100% percent of instant on OS'.

Two years ago it was very hard for me to find anyone that knew or used Linux, now I run into them all the time. Is funny how Linux is now Ubuntu, since everyone tells me, hey I'm trying Ubuntu, that OS is very good. I don't personally use Ubuntu, but welcome the way they are pushing Linux towards. This is only needed in the desktop, because in the corporate market, MS is already very scared of how so many companies are deploying the use of Linux.

But the better news are, MS is at 87% market share, what experts predicted is becoming truth, a drop of 1-3% a year.

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RE: Study paid by Microsoft
by Bending Unit on Sat 2nd May 2009 13:25 in reply to "Study paid by Microsoft"
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Ooops, seems you forgot to attach the evidence backing up your claims. You do have them right?

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RE[2]: Study paid by Microsoft
by kensai on Sat 2nd May 2009 15:54 in reply to "RE: Study paid by Microsoft"
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Here you go the market share study is fake:
Linux Servers exceed 13% market share:
Linux in super computers market share, this one says 87% market share in supercomputers, but still a lot:
Fedora 10 alone has one million users:

Man, Linux is unstoppable, we are everywhere and rule almost all markets. Just remember the desktop is not MS intended market, if they are left with desktop market alone they would go broke.

Edited 2009-05-02 15:55 UTC

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RE: Study paid by Microsoft
by Luis on Sat 2nd May 2009 14:05 in reply to "Study paid by Microsoft"
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Well, from statistics I have access to from random sites that have nothing to do with Linux or IT in general, I'd say that 1% is a fair guess for Linux. I'm not seeing so much OS X, though: hardly 3%-4%.

However, there is some truth in what you say. Linux is probably the most used OS in the world. You can buy a Pioneer plasma TV and it will be running Linux, you can buy an ebook reader (Amazon kindle, etc..) and it will be running Linux, phones are running Linux more and more, TIVO devices run Linux, it's used in servers predominantly, in supercomputers, in labs, governments and in hundreds of electronic devices out there that you would have never guessed they're actually running Linux.

So yes, conquering the desktop, as slow as it goes, is just the last step for world domination ;)

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