Month of Change in United Kingdom

While StatCounter’s chart for December doesn’t even show */Linux, they do deliver the goods in a CSV file… The big takeaway for me is that while over three weeks one can see a declining trend in that other OS (“7″,”8.x”, XP, etc.) */Linux (Android, Chrome OS and GNU) shows a rising trend of similar magnitude. In particular, on weekends when usage of that other OS is down, it’s up for */Linux. Given a choice, real people are preferring FLOSS.

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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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5 Responses to Month of Change in United Kingdom

  1. Ted says:

    The simplest explanation? It’s just people taking time off in December – more and more in the preceding weeks to Christmas – and so use of personal devices is increasing over the course of the month.

    The rises and falls between weekdays/weekends and as the month progresses bears this explanation out.

    And Linux only increases by a few tenths at most, by the way.

    It’ll be business as usual in January, I’ll bet.

    “Android, Chrome OS and GNU”

    Android != Linux
    ChromeOS != Linux
    Must we go through all that again??

    “*/Linux is already in the top 7 but is being ignored.”

    The data YOU link to says Linux is ninth, and as Linux is actually *in* StatCounter’s results, how can you then say with a straight face that it is seventh and being “ignored”?

  2. DrLoser says:

    I guess, after ten years of fail, one month of change (incidentally, you need to go back to logarithmic graphs, because that one is nobbut a straight line) is welcome.

    If only somebody on this site could actually contribute with a killer application or something. The UK is ripe for it, obviously.

    Dougie — time for you to step up!

  3. bw says:

    You are too kind. Linux seems to be in 9th place, trailing 8th place Android by a considerable margin.

  4. bw wrote, “Any prediction as to when the meteoric rise of Linux will move it out of the “other” aggregation and give it a line of its own?”

    Ask StatCounter. */Linux is already in the top 7 but is being ignored.

  5. bw says:

    Any prediction as to when the meteoric rise of Linux will move it out of the “other” aggregation and give it a line of its own?

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