31% Of BitCoin-client Downloads In China In August Were For GNU/Linux

“Since August up until this week, Chinese users have downloaded the Linux client 17% of the time, tops for the five major countries overall that download it.”

see Why do so many Chinese bitcoiners use Linux?.

TFA claims the Chinese are heavily into GNU/Linux for BitCoining because of its efficiency but what of the rest of the world?

Country Download Rate (%)
China 31
Germany 7
UK 5
Russia 5

Face it. More people are using GNU/Linux every day and more than 1% of desktop space belongs to GNU/Linux.

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5 Responses to 31% Of BitCoin-client Downloads In China In August Were For GNU/Linux

  1. dougman says:

    Hey loser it was a qoute, see the italics?

    The point is Linux out performs Windows in this regard.

    Also GPUs for bit-coin mining are lame, one uses ASIC-BASED bit-coin miners chewing on SHA-256 hashes at the rate of 500Gh/s.

  2. oiaohm says:

    Dr Loser sorry that seagate nas will come back to bite you. Lack of updating to Samba is quite well know on those prebuilt seagate nas. Really those prebuilt NAS will become less of an option as more lower cost arm boards with sata appear.

    For bitcoin mining one of the most effective is a Linux, ARM, FPGA/ASIC for bit-coin mining combination. Its total number of bitcoins produced vs power required to produce them vs price in hardware.

    Dr Loser sorry you are out of your depth on the GPU as well the GPU of choice for bitcoin mining is radeon HD not Nvidia. 1 Radeon HD open specs allows the bitcoin program inside Radeons to be better optimised than Nvidia. 2 Radeons are less of a power vampire at full load. Problem here Radeons still suck down for the same number of searches more than what a FPGA doing the same speed do.

    This is the difference between generic hardware and hardware 100 percent optimised for task.(or close enough with FPGA)

  3. Dr Loser says:

    Oh, and Dougie, darlin’?

    You want raw computing power, you use a GPU. The actual OS on the motherboard doesn’t really matter, except when you want to output the results.

    But I thought you knew this? After all, you’re an expert on building a custom NAS that out-performs a Seagate $79 job off the shelf.

    Presumably you’ve looked into the possibilities of making money out of parallel processing on GPUs, say, NVidia?

  4. Dr Loser says:

    I don’t suppose it would have anything to do with BitCoin being the medium of choice for international drug dealers, would it?

  5. dougman says:

    Linux naysayers will just ignore this.

    “Bitcoin mining is about raw CPU, so a bunch of two year old machines running a low overhead OS like Linux have more power and is an overall cheaper solution then a new PC. They can also throw the money spent on Windows or OSX at more hardware”

    Linux costs less, and runs circles around Windows.

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