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LQ - Browser and OS Statistics for 2010

Postby vrkalak » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:38 pm

Found this list of Browser and OS Statistics for 2010 released by LinuxQuestions.org

First, I’d like to wish everyone a happy new year on behalf of the entire LQ team. 2010 has been another great year for LQ and we have quite a bit of exciting developments in store for 2011, including a major code update. I’ve posted to this blog far less frequently in 2010 than I’d have liked to, and I’m going to work to change that this year (I do post to twitter fairly often, for those interested).

As has become tradition, here are the Browser and OS Statistics for the main LQ site for all of 2010 (2009 stats for comparison).

Firefox ... 57.11%
Chrome ... 16.44%
Internet Explorer ... 16.40%
Safari ... 3.43%
Opera ... 3.25%
Mozilla ... 2.21%
Konqueror ... .47%
Firefox is now on a multi-year slide while Chrome has passed IE to move into the number two position.
Safari made some significant gains while Konqueror use was cut in half.

Operating Systems
Windows ... 51.71%
Linux ... 41.33%
Macintosh ... 5.78%
iPhone ... .21%
Android ... .15%
Windows use is slightly down this year, while both Linux and OS X use are slightly up.
As expected both iPhone and Android are up significantly. While Android saw more significant gains, it’s still a bit behind the iPhone.
The iPad, for reference, is at ... .06%

I’d also like to take this time to thank each and every LQ member. You are what make the site great.

Apparently, Linux is picking up speed and gaining on the Windows-dominated PC market.

2011 looks good for Linux !! :D
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Re: LQ - Browser and OS Statistics for 2010

Postby tdockery97 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:56 pm

Interesting statistics. It's interesting to see that there are obviously a huge number of Windows users who are curious about Linux. :D
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Re: LQ - Browser and OS Statistics for 2010

Postby dawgdoc » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:11 pm

some of those windows users are people like me, connecting from work instead of from our personal computers. :roll: No, I wouldn't be searching for answers to forum posts while on someone else's time.

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Re: LQ - Browser and OS Statistics for 2010

Postby kvv » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:50 pm

Umm.. given that the website is LINUXquestions.org percentage statistics are highly deceiving. The statistics here could mean three things, 1. Windows users are switching to linux or 2. Windows users are saying "Meh... rainbows it, I can't be bothered with linux any more", 3. The best case, both are increasing, but linux more than windows.

It would be interesting to see the actual numbers.

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Re: LQ - Browser and OS Statistics for 2010

Postby cliste » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:58 pm

Here's another interesting source for OS stats:


Looks positive for linux, although it's still only 5% - slight dips from month to month but overall it seems to be increasing year on year!

I'd love to see a breakdown of the Linux split (I don 't know if that can be done though)
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