Linux Desktop doubles market share

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Linux Desktop doubles market share

Postby viking60 » 07 Sep 2017, 10:10

The Linux Desktop has doubled its market share in two years from 1,74% in September 2014 to 3.37% in August 2017.

The main increase has come in the last month where the market share was just 2.53 %

These market shares are hardly astronomical but compared to Windows the development is encouraging.

Windows 7 is loosing market shares and Windows 10 is growing at a snail's pace.

Compared to Mac; Linux is doing well too.

Mac has dipped from 8 % share in 2015-16 to 6 % in 2017.

So Mac and Linux are surprisingly close in the desktop market.

Given the money spent on marketing - it is a miracle that Linux is so close to Mac.

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Re: Linux Desktop doubles market share

Postby R_Head » 08 Sep 2017, 00:56

I say Win 10 are perhaps half Upgrade/Update from 7. It happened without user's consent. As far new... PC/Laptops are not selling well. People are using more Phones and Tablets.

Anyway... good news for Open Source :D

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