“Linux Â 4.09%”
see A Crazy Anecdotal Fact (BlackBerry Z-10) in [Market-Ticker]
OK, it’s more web stats but this site doesn’t just track IP addresses and user-agents: “The forum software keeps track of user agents for formatting reasons, and in addition since it drops a cookie on the user’s machine it also can differentiate between two different devices and one device that moves around a lot. This is much more accurate than the usual web statistics approach, which only looks at IP addresses and agent or similar strings, since the web server itself has no idea whether 10 entries are one device that has shown up on 10 IP addresses (as is common for a phone or other mobile piece of equipment) or 10 separate devices.”
Further, it shows M$ has slipped to 64% share and “8” is less popular than Vista… The site is not GNU/Linux-oriented but concentrates on market-share stuff with only a mention of Linux in the forums a few times a year, so it’s at least as reliable as NetApplications or StatCounter. It’s not that huge a sample but it is vigorous:
“There are messages in 203,288 threads on the system ( 117 posts today )
We currently have 126 signed-in persons viewing Tickerforum ( 417 total* )
905 signed-on persons have accessed the forum ( 13,742 anonymous ) from distinct IP addresses today. “
Just considering counting statistics, the numbers are good +/- 10%. So much for the ~1% lie.