“Thin Clients make up the vast majority (96%) of enterprise client devices.”
I didn’t know that… However it makes sense. Even though the world only ships a few million thin clients per annum, they last two or three times longer than thick clients with all their moving parts. So, a small market share for many years becomes a large installed base.
“Thin Clients without operating systems (zero clients) hold 24% share among the thin client segment. Linux-based thin clients are slightly larger at 25%.”
Since a lot of thin clients run GNU/Linux this is an even larger share of clients in business for GNU/Linux but alas many still connect to M$’s terminal servers… Still it’s a huge error in the idea of web stats. A client OS that could be GNU/Linux is showing a User-agent string from that other OS. 🙁 Businesses would make much better use of thin clients with GNU/Linux on those terminal servers.