GNU/Linux Climbing In Germany

It’s been a while since I cranked out a nice SVG… so I looked at GNU/Linux desktop OS usage according to StatCounter and found Uruguay is doing as usual but I zeroed in on Germany which has broken out above 3% share of page-views. That’s serious. There’s been rather consistent growth since about 2009. There’s no end in sight. I like that. Keep it up, Germany! What you’re doing is working despite all the forces Wintel deployed against you.

See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Germany from Jan 2009 to July 2016

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 GNU/Linux Climbing In Germany

  1. kurkosdr, dismissive of FLOSS, wrote, ” Let’s see if any decent third-party proprietary software comes out of it…”.

    The measure of the success of an OS is not whether folks write software for it but how many people find it useful without that. It’s a “chicken and egg” thing. First cometh the OS, then the software. We are still at the stage that ARM would rather not sell its stuff than let us use a proper driver for its video processor. Despite */Linux being ARM’s bread and butter, they are not contributing drivers to the kernel whole-heartedly. That’s a mistake. Hardware and software are a unit, not two products that can each earn ARM revenue. They have to ship software to ship devices. No kidding. Folks are still using Linux 3.x with ARMed devices these days. What’s with that? */Linux is a successful OS yet ARM is not seeing the big picture, like so many makers of hardware did 15-20 years ago. My cute little Odroid-C2 does everything well except full-screen video simply because folks still have to build from source to get a GNU/Linux distro to work well. For the Odroid-C2, the only software I know that does video well does so by skipping X to compensate for the limitations of the video driver. Wayland could be another year before bearing fruit. Why is ARM making people wait? Instead of relying on sellers of various devices reinventing the wheel, ARM should just take a shortcut to and contribute the code. Then I’d buy 4 or 5 Odroid-C2s this month. This is the 21st century and GNU/Linux running on the Odroid-C2 still uses a frame-buffer instead of a proper driver…

  2. kurkosdr says:

    Wow, a PogChart which shows real growth, not statistical noise. So… GNU/Linux is evolving into a market. Let’s see if any decent third-party proprietary software comes out of it…

  3. dougman wrote, “Muslim immigrants, the population is set to rise to twenty million by 2020”.

    Unlikely and no concern at all. Does anyone worry that most are now protestants and catholics? Nope. We are all human and diversity results in resilience and strength.

  4. dougman says:

    So are Muslim immigrants, the population is set to rise to twenty million by 2020.

    “Islam scholar Lamya Kaddor said on German television that “being German” in future will not mean having blonde hair and blue eyes, but being a Muslim migrant and wearing a hijab.”

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