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Viet Nam Shows Explosive Growth In Use Of GNU/Linux On The Desktop

This is getting to be the normal course of affairs, GNU/Linux drifts along for years not accomplishing much increase in share, then doubles in the first quarter last year and now doubles this quarter… IDC reports, “Vietnam is the only … Continue reading

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Yes, Folks, The Reign Of Wintel Has Ended

It used to be that Wintel could count on 10% per annum growth year after year, reflecting utter dependence by the world’s population. Today, the story is much different. There have been years of lower growth and now IDC forecasts … Continue reading

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Seeing The Light

“Seeing the light” means obtaining a clear vision of something or getting the big picture. The usage of GNU/Linux is like that. For a long time, web-stats told us GNU/Linux on the desktop was going nowhere really quickly… Today, we … Continue reading

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A New Game – It’s Out Of This World

For more than a decade we’ve been told that GNU/Linux on the desktop would never happen. Look at this. Since February 18, StatCounter’s share of page-views due to GNU/Linux has been rising about 0.016 percentage points per day, 5.9% share … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Makes Another Move In Canada

This week has been phenomenal for GNU/Linux page-views on StatCounter. How about that, rising from ~1.8% to 2.58% in a week? A year ago, GNU/Linux was at 0.88%. I’ll take it… This level leaves USA behind and is quite competitive … Continue reading

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Desktop */Linux Trends In Canada

Now that we’ve pretty well figured out that the huge “Unkown” thing in StatCounter‘s “desktop” OS category is closely related to Android/Linux, this graph makes sense. Some people in Canada are hooking up Android/Linux systems to big screens. GNU/Linux is … Continue reading

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Unknown Unknowns

“Unknown” in StatCounters’s language probably means an unrecognized User-Agent string from a browser. Usually, that’s remedied in a few weeks and life carries on. What’s “Unknown” in Russia? By now we should have it revealed, but no, it’s still “Unknown”. … Continue reading

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Three Worlds

In IT there are three worlds: old, established markets like USA locked into doing things the old way, old, established markets like Europe locked in but looking for a way forward, and new, emerging markets like India not locked in … Continue reading

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The Weekend Warriors Of Italy Lead The Charge To GNU/Linux Desktops

Good things are happening in Italy, according to StatCounter. From around 2.25% on weekends, they soared to around 3.6% in the last couple of months. If that’s not good enough. The weekday shares rose from ~2% to 3% lately. Wow! … Continue reading

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Christmas In Europe 2014

I’ve often said the webstats available from StatCounter and others are a poor measure of what interests me, GNU/Linux usage on the desktop, but sometimes the data proves useful. e.g. Christmas in Europe 2014. Look at the weekly stats: It’s … Continue reading

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Weekends In Canada

I am disappointed that Canada is not the world leader in adoption of GNU/Linux desktops. It’s not from want of trying. Many individuals and groups in Canada have done a lot for GNU/Linux in schools, for instance, in Quebec, B.C., … Continue reading

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Paying Above Market Price For Software

I downloaded a chart from the Government of Manitoba today and thought to check what software created it. “Adobe InDesign CS5.5 (7.5)“ That’s a release from 2011/2012. It costs ~$20 per month per user… I wonder how many users they … Continue reading

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