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Over 1% Running Linux? 9 September, 2008

Posted by aronzak in Dying XP, Linux, web, Windows.
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Saw this article that references Ubuntu marketing as saying that there are already 8 million installations of Ubuntu. If that’s accurate, that means that there’s a huge lot of Linux installations. Based on figures from the article:

Ubuntu 8 million
Windows 1 billion (rough, by 2010)
Ubuntu is a 125th of Windows
=0.008…
=0.8%
Windows has ~ 90 % share
0.8% x 110%
=0.88%

Now, if these figures are accurate, then that’s only 30% of linux distributions. So the figures are wrong somewhere (it’s definitely not above 2%) but Linux probably has over 1 % of market share. This page suggests that Linux has 0.93% as of August.