“Android 41.04% Windows 36.3% iOS 12.43% OS X 5.89% Unknown 2.28% Linux 0.74%”
See Operating System Market Share WorldwideI’ve been concentrating on other things but I thought to revisit OS market shares today. Checking Statcounter, we find 44% of their hits on web-pages are attributable to */Linux operating systems. Don’t weep for M$ though, they’ve still a lock on business users and are now selling $billions in “services” customers could get for $free with FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software). As far as I know, I’m not giving M$ a cent these days and I have all the computer IT going that I could ever want. What I save on licences and electricity and malware I can spend on hardware and other toys, like my tree-seeds. Ah, the good life doesn’t depend on M$ if it ever did. These days we are gaining freedom from Intel as well, thanks to ARM and partners.
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.