Linked by David Adams on Mon 16th May 2011 02:30 UTC, submitted by Peter Alguacil
Linux Linux currently powers a majority of the world’s web servers and supercomputers. As a desktop OS, however, Linux has yet to gain mainstream acceptance. That said, there are some countries where people have embraced Linux on the desktop to a greater degree than most.
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RE: Poor metrics
by Lennie on Mon 16th May 2011 09:27 UTC in reply to "Poor metrics"
Lennie
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These are probably the best numbers you can get:

http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2011-03/SquidRepor...

You know what sites the users visited, it is all the WikiMedia sites, so mostly Wikipedia.

But Wikipedia gets a lot of visitors Alexa says they rank 8 worldwide: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/wikipedia.org

At the end of the day, it just says (this was March): Windows XP is at the top of the list, which is kind of sad. My guess is even Microsoft isn't to happy about that. It also makes webdevelopers sad, because it means IE8 will remain for a long time. As there is no IE9 for Windows XP.

Android has the largest Linux share, Ubuntu has the largest desktop share.

The share of Mac PPC users is still bigger than all the other Linux distributions and mobile devices.

Ubuntu has 41% of the Linux desktop share:

2.74% of Linux users, minus 1 for Android:

(100÷(2.74−1))×0.72=41.37931..whatever %


Here are some numbers per country:

http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2011-03/SquidRepor...

Edited 2011-05-16 09:35 UTC

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