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]: Marketshare
by cdude on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 08:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Marketshare"
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It is telling that you are talking of the mobile market and exclude tables, notebooks like the Chromebook on the way. Fact is all of them are computers and it doesn't become more personal then a smartphone. The shift of customers away from workstations to thinner devices is telling us that there is no hard border. Its all computers, the categories are blur and it makes more sense tro include all computers in a statistic then defining fake borders to make a point.

Edited 2013-01-23 08:30 UTC

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RE[4]: Marketshare
by Lennie on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Marketshare"
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Yes, this is all gonna blur, more and more.

Where do netbooks fit in ? What about the Chromebook ?

Do you distingues by it having a touchscreen ?

Or by it having a keyboard, is that the criterium ?

There are laptops on the market with touchscreen now (partly thanks to Microsoft no less).

So where do these devices all fit, what are they ?

Even Gartner is making prediction as if it is one market:

Edited 2013-01-23 11:38 UTC

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RE[5]: Marketshare
by lemur2 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Marketshare"
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Yes, this is all gonna blur, more and more.

Even Gartner is making prediction as if it is one market:

Gartner's prediction of Linux to overtake Windows by 2016 is for installed base.

In this thread we are talking about current market share, which is a different thing entirely. Linux's current market share is over twice that of Windows, but Windows has a very large installed base, and it apparently will take until 2016 for Linux to overtake it.

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RE[4]: Marketshare
by Nelson on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 16:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Marketshare"
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I didn't come up with the numbers, I merely commented on them. If you're trying to make a point, then make it.

Chromebooks do not yet have an appreciable impact on these numbers, and I'm not yet convinced they will. Its nice that you like Chromebooks, but it would be nicer if you presented a situation in where they could conceivably come to dominate, then we could argue on those merits.

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