“Android 41.04% Windows 36.3% iOS 12.43% OS X 5.89% Unknown 2.28% Linux 0.74%”
See Operating System Market Share WorldwideI’ve been concentrating on other things but I thought to revisit OS market shares today. Checking Statcounter, we find 44% of their hits on web-pages are attributable to */Linux operating systems. Don’t weep for M$ though, they’ve still a lock on business users and are now selling $billions in “services” customers could get for $free with FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software). As far as I know, I’m not giving M$ a cent these days and I have all the computer IT going that I could ever want. What I save on licences and electricity and malware I can spend on hardware and other toys, like my tree-seeds. Ah, the good life doesn’t depend on M$ if it ever did. These days we are gaining freedom from Intel as well, thanks to ARM and partners.
We’ve been here a while – search
- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.