GNU/Linux Continues to Grow in Venezuela

The huge rate of growth of GNU/Linux noticed for February is continuing in March. The increase from February to March was almost 1%, a growth rate of 11% per month. It’s taking share from that other OS and even with a slow-down the share may reach ~10% soon. Any system-wide changeover likely will go in stages so this may just be the beginning of something much larger. There are well over 1 million computers in Venezuela so 1% of share is over 10K PCs. Munich, eat your heart out…

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Operating System Market Share

Month Share (%) Change
2012-09 3.65
2012-10 3.57 -0.08
2012-11 3.88 +0.31
2012-12 4.72 +0.84
2013-01 5.10 +0.38
2013-02 7.17 +1.97
2013-03 7.98 +0.81

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to GNU/Linux Continues to Grow in Venezuela

  1. Robert Alxndr says:

    Long Live to Canaima GNU/Linux
    Made In Venezuela.

  2. Thanks. It is very unreasonable in the 21st century to allow a single company to dominate IT. Information knows no borders and the whole world can and does make its own software.

  3. Maximi89 says:

    que bien! me agrada esta noticia, cuando GNU/Linux se abre camino la industria nacional de los países pueden entregar soluciones sin las caras licencias que hay por ahí, esto significa menos salida de divisas del país 😉

    RP: (Google Translation) “than good! I like this news, when GNU / Linux makes its way national industry countries can deliver solutions without expensive licenses out there, this means less output of foreign exchange”

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