It’s a New Year For */Linux

January 1 of 2013, StatCounter showed */Linux as 2.06% (1.25% Android/Linux + 0.8% GNU/Linux + 0.01 ChromeOS/Linux)

January 1 of 2014, it’s 4.9% (3.47% Android/Linux + 1.3% GNU/Linux + 0.13% ChromeOS/Linux)

For the first time ever real damage was done to Wintel by */Linux on ARM and x86/AMD64. Android nearly trebled and GNU/Linux increased 50% due to the efforts of Google, Canonical and many OEMs. Retailers have given a lot of space to Android/Linux but not so much GNU/Linux. That will change in 2014 as more retailers offer stuff that has growth like this in sales. Chromebooks are really taking off in sales. They should show up in web-stats sooner rather than later.

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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2 Responses to It’s a New Year For */Linux

  1. ram says:

    StatCounter has no cred. Their statistics don’t even roughly match the server logs of any server I maintain or any server my friends maintain. Together that is several hundred servers across many countries and random businesses/industries.

    What we see is that all Microsoft total is now less than 15 percent (and shrinking).

  2. Mats Hagglund says:

    StatCounter and Net Application market share will never show real numbers of OS. In world with 60% of new devices run by Linux it’s almost a joke to read about “1%” or “2%” Linux.

    Those statistics are based on pay-per-clicks, commercial non-social media and massive Windows botnet counts.

    This site is showing over 7% for Linux PC during the first two days of 2014.

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