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debtboy 31. May 2009 12:44 AM

Linux Marketshare 1%
 
This represents the Desktop/Laptop market share, not servers.

1 in 100 is a hell of a lot of Linux on the desktop!!:D

This graph tells it all... ;)
http://home.comcast.net/~linuxboy/market_1.png

Here is the source of my information:
http://www.berkeleylug.com/?p=43

Look here also:
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=8

Jojo Yee 31. May 2009 03:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by debtboy (Post 5864)
1 in 100 is a hell of a lot of Linux on the desktop!!:D

The good news is it's on the up trend. That also means the other side (M$Win and other OSes) is sliding down :p

grimbles 31. May 2009 03:25 AM

The numbers are based on what?
 
I would like to know how these percentages are compiled....in other words based on what information, statistics, whatever?

Can't find any reference on the site as to actual sources.

bk_7312 31. May 2009 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by debtboy (Post 5864)
1 in 100 is a hell of a lot of Linux on the desktop!!:D

How'd they know if these Desktop/Laptop are using dual-boot or using Linux-in-Windows or purely Linux? I'm curious to see how they account for Desktop/Laptop with multiple OS.

No doubt Ubuntu holds the biggest share in Linux though, wonder how the other Linux distros and BSDs are doing.

debtboy 31. May 2009 05:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grimbles (Post 5871)
I would like to know how these percentages are compiled....in other words based on what information, statistics, whatever?

Can't find any reference on the site as to actual sources.

This link from the same site will explain:
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/

Your OS and browser type are passed as a variable to the Web Server
when requesting a page
$_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']

littlefuzzy 08. Jun 2009 11:42 PM

I came across http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_s...rating_systems when i was wondering the same thing awhile back, as for popularity of the different linux distros there's always distrowatch.com that lists the top 100 linux weekly downloads.

debtboy 09. Jun 2009 01:40 AM

Awesome link littlefuzzy.

It offers a much better evaluation.

wdhpr 10. Jun 2009 12:04 AM

Quote:

I came across http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_s...rating_systems when i was wondering the same thing awhile back, as for popularity of the different linux distros there's always distrowatch.com that lists the top 100 linux weekly downloads.

I am surprised Mac has a 5% market share. There does not seem to be much mac software available an what is available seems to have poor reviews.
I guess those mac commercials on TV are paying off.

Cheers
Wdhpr

PsychEroc 10. Jun 2009 04:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wdhpr (Post 6867)
I am surprised Mac has a 5% market share.

This says it's more like 10%:http://marketshare.hitslink.com/appl...m=Mac&sample=5
Or am I missing something?
Either way, surprising indeed.

littlefuzzy 10. Jun 2009 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PsychEroc (Post 6888)
This says it's more like 10%:http://marketshare.hitslink.com/appl...m=Mac&sample=5
Or am I missing something?
Either way, surprising indeed.

Looks like wiki split the 10.5 and 10.4 and the marketshare article mashed them together, I've found a lot of differing studies but most seem to include both of the osx10's and are also including the iphone as an os. Either way looks like apple is holding between 7-9%.:)


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