[CentOS] OT: linux desktop market share more than 1%

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 13:10:25 EDT 2010


On 10/7/2010 11:36 AM, Benjamin Franz wrote:
> On 10/07/2010 05:05 AM, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>> You can register on this site if you use linux on your desktop, to
>> prove that we have at least more than 1% market share today :-)
>>
>> http://www.dudalibre.com/gnulinuxcounter?lang=en
>>
>>
> Argh. This is a lousy way to get that kind of stat. Completely worthless.
>
> A much better approach (and one that doesn't require ten million people
> to voluntarily register on a site they are unlikely to even ever hear
> of) is just to look at web server logs on high traffic domains having
> nothing to do with computers or Linux per se. Checking my own logs for
> Google Analytics for the last couple of months, the percentage is around
> 0.3%.
>
> I love Linux dearly (I've used it for my primary desktop and servers
> since 1995), but it really doesn't have much desktop penetration.

This is probably the wrong place to talk about desktop usage.  I'd 
expect Ubuntu to have most of that since they stay much more up to date. 
Maybe RHEL/Centos will get a boost when 6.x is released.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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