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: Marketshare
by bert64 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 10:41 UTC in reply to "Marketshare"
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Desktop is the only market in which linux is deficient...

Doing well in mobile (and tablets) thanks to android.
Doing well in servers.
Dominant in supercomputing according to the top500 list.
Doing well in embedded devices (tv sets, set top boxes etc).
Doing well in networking (Routers, firewalls, appliances etc)

About the only area where linux isn't a major player is desktops

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RE[2]: Marketshare
by Nelson on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 16:40 in reply to "RE: Marketshare"
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Ok. I get your talking point. I saw it the first five times lemur2 pasted it in the comments.

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