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[4]: Marketshare
by Lennie on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Marketshare"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

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:

http://www.zdnet.com/android-to-overtake-windows-in-2016-says-gartn...

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"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Yes, this is all gonna blur, more and more.

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

http://www.zdnet.com/android-to-overtake-windows-in-2016-says-gartn...


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[6]: Marketshare
by Lennie on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 12:22 in reply to "RE[5]: Marketshare"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

What I meant is:

that even Gartner also started to look at it like one big consumer- and business end-user device market or whatever it is.

It was more like an example.

Edited 2013-01-23 12:24 UTC

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RE[6]: Marketshare
by zima on Tue 29th Jan 2013 15:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Marketshare"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

In this thread we are talking about current market share, which is a different thing entirely.

The terminology seems a bit flawed. It could be better called... sales share.

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