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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RE: Study paid by Microsoft
by Luis on Sat 2nd May 2009 14:05 UTC in reply to "Study paid by Microsoft"
Luis
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2006-04-28

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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