Brazil, We Knew You Would Come Through

What was it? The NSA scandal? Google supporting a client OS? OEMs shipping it? Retailers selling it? What?

For years we knew that the government and schools in Brazil used GNU/Linux widely and OEMs in Brazil made millions of GNU/Linux PCs and retailers sold them but it never showed up in the web-stats… Along came Google and OEMs and retailers and now Android/Linux takes off like a rocket. GNU/Linux makes a move too… whatever.

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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4 Responses to Brazil, We Knew You Would Come Through

  1. rudregues says:

    I live here in Brazil and agree with eug. But hope lasts until the end.

  2. eug wrote, “Linux replaced with a non-licenced windows asap”

    So, all Brazilians are computer geeks and install operating systems and all Brazilians are criminals… I don’t think either of those things are true. I think it’s much more likely that StatCounter undercounts schools and governments because of NAT. ie. 1 or 100 PCs running GNU/Linux are counted as 1. So, consumers are counted in full more or less and they buy what’s on retail shelves, which includes GNU/Linux. It could also be that StatCounter does not have a lot of Portuguese sites in their monitoring.

  3. eug says:

    “and OEMs in Brazil made millions of GNU/Linux PCs and retailers sold them but it never showed up in the web-stats… ”

    Linux replaced with a non-licenced windows asap

  4. Mats Hagglund says:

    Question: if 10 000 Brazilian desktop sbehind one ip-address visit on one single Wikipediasite does Wikimedia show the results of

    http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2013-12/SquidReportOperatingSystems.htm

    a) one machine visiting?
    b) 10 000 machines visiting?
    c) 10 000 machines visiting but not knowing what OS?

    What about Net Application or StatCounter?

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