Another month approaches and we expect to read once again how GNU/Linux is not making it on the desktop as evidenced by NetApplications biased web-sampling:
For the week of April 1, 2012:
|USA without Google HQ||0.62|
How do they shift the data for a whole country with a few thousand users in California? They count business-use more than anything. Google happens to be a business. All those schools, government offices and individuals count for nothing with NetApplications. Google no more doubles usage of GNU/Linux in USA than they cut usage of that other OS by 5%.
Maybe it’s time people cut out repetition of the “1%” lie.
UPDATE World – (World – Mountain View – Sunnyvale) = 0.95% – 0.89% in April 2012, so the folks at Google are supposedly 6% of the world’s users of GNU/Linux… Yeah, right. Do the maths. 10K/109 is 0.00001 %.