“Last year, Mac edged ahead of the Linuxes as the number 2 operating system among developers. This year it became clear that trend is real. If OS adoption rates hold steady, by next year’s survey fewer than 50% of developers may be using Windows.”
See Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2016 Results
“Valveâ€™s Steam Hardware Survey doesnâ€™t include its own SteamOS operating system as part of the Linux market share, nor does the Steam Hardware Survey show it as another operating system. The Steam Hardware Survey just doesnâ€™t appear for users in Big Picture Mode, and Steam on SteamOS is always in Big Picture Mode. “
See Linux gaming is much healthier than Steam’s Hardware Survey impliesHmmm… The death of the GNU/Linux desktop appears to be premature. Gaming in GNU/Linux is growing rapidly. So is use of GNU/Linux for creating software. I like it. Where else is GNU/Linux desktop underreported? Education for sure. Business probably. It’s all good. He who laughs last laughs best.
We’ve been here a while – search
- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.