GNU/Linux Breaking Out in Germany

GNU/Linux has done pretty well in Germany according to StatCounter. It was holding at a couple % until a few weeks ago, then it grew 50% as if someone started selling GNU/Linux on retail shelves or a slew of migrations happened:

Come to think of it, GNU/Linux is breaking out in a lot of places: Canada, USA, UK, … Is it Canonical’s salesmen? It’s OEMs’ salesmen? Is it help from “8”? Whatever. It’s about time.

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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7 Responses to GNU/Linux Breaking Out in Germany

  1. Kevin Lynch says:

    We can safely assume StatCounter stats are bull. There is no Android category. Neither the “other” column nor the “Linux” column have enough market share to make up for their being no Android category. However there is an iOS category.

    Are we really to believe the dominant OS in mobile personal computing has never touched a StatCounter friendly server in a significant way?

    I call bull on StatCounter’s stats.

  2. Someone wrote, “GNU is a compiler toolchain.”

    GNU is much more than that. GNU is everything one needs to install an OS on many computers, except the kernel, the part that manages all the resources.

  3. I think you meant to say “Linux is breaking out in Germany.” Linux refers to both the kernel and the operating system built around it. GNU is a compiler toolchain.

  4. Me says:

    It’s Steam and a bunch of great games on Linux! Linux won’t be the forgotten citizen in Gaming Town for long anymore!

  5. Snowden says:

    It’s PRISM and NSA

  6. GNU/Linux surged to 4.26% and then subsided to about what it was before this summer-storm. There’s something afoot, no doubt.

  7. Tran Mere says:

    meanwhile in Canada…

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