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Old 31. May 2009, 12:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up 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!!

This graph tells it all...


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

Look here also:
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=8
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Old 31. May 2009, 03:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1 in 100 is a hell of a lot of Linux on the desktop!!
The good news is it's on the up trend. That also means the other side (M$Win and other OSes) is sliding down
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Old 31. May 2009, 03:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default 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.
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Old 31. May 2009, 04:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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1 in 100 is a hell of a lot of Linux on the desktop!!
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.
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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/

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$_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']

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Old 08. Jun 2009, 11:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Awesome link littlefuzzy.

It offers a much better evaluation.
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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.

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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.
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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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