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Linux passes 1% market share!

Postby fwc on Sat May 02, 2009 10:16 am

According to NetApplications’ hitslink.com (http://www.berkeleylug.com/?p=43) inux passed 1% for the first time ever!! This is pretty awesome and even though 1% seems small I think it is an important step to open source advancement. One hopes windows 7 doesn't take any market share back.
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Re: Linux passes 1% market share!

Postby Shaddix on Sat May 02, 2009 4:28 pm

windows 7 and vista are a bit the same, only 7 has again an other look

1% seems very few yes, let's see what the future brings us
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Re: Linux passes 1% market share!

Postby shane on Sat May 02, 2009 5:01 pm

This is great! <goes off to blog> :D
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Re: Linux passes 1% market share!

Postby Fred on Sat May 02, 2009 6:25 pm

fwc,

To be honest with you, I don't put much stock into so-called polls/studies like this. There is really no way to compile this data with any kind of accuracy. Historically, these numbers come from shipped pre-installs and boxed sales. This might work pretty good for proprietary products, but for FOSS it is worthless.

Web site statistics aren't any better since you can get any kind of numbers you want by picking your site mix. Not to even mention spoofing with the user agents.

I have seen numbers from 0.1% to 18%. It is a joke to have a spread like that. It just depends on who is doing the study. There is more marketing than fact in stuff like this.

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Re: Linux passes 1% market share!

Postby bodybutter42 on Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:46 am

hey thanks for the info! Yeah,this is pretty cool. 1% is awesome than no rating at all.


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Re: Linux passes 1% market share!

Postby DrHu on Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:32 am

While I don't mind that people talk up Linux, it doesn't make much difference

In fact Linux is doing way better than the 1% mentioned that link, particularly in the data center, for normal business and in the Scientific field for High Performance Computing and in the movies for animation.

The windows' caboose is too big to move
--it looks like we are all trapped in the Matrix, unless the free agent heroes can overturn the empire(s)

The caboose is what hurts Linux and Foss in general, as they don't have the money (billions) to throw at high profile projects, just like this one
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/322/7281/283
    Giving patients control over permissions to view their record---as well as creation, collation, annotation, modification, dissemination, use, and deletion of the record---is key to ensuring patients' access to their own medical information while protecting their privacy
--not something big business would be interested in ensuring, I think, because all the better to share with (partners!)..

http://www.reuters.com/article/domestic ... 2E20090409
    There are many that design such systems, including Cerner Corp, Eclipsys Corp, Global Med Technologies Inc, Quality Systems Inc and Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc, IBM, General Electric Co, Siemens AG and McKesson Corp.
    Wal-Mart Inc's, Sam's Club unit is offering individual doctors a package including software and Dell computers.
    Experts say any national system would have to connect easily to other systems while protecting privacy.
--that's the propriety moat, that can prevent any other foss software being included !
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