2008-02-03

Linux increasing market share!!

The amount of people using Linux on the internet has grown by 6.35% in one month! What an achievement! Woo hoo etcetera.

And, um, well, yes, the actual figures show that Linux has grown from 0.63% of internet users to 0.67% from December to January. Oh, and Apple Macs have gone from 7.31% to 7.57% in that same period (obviously people have been buying new computers at Christmas). Windows users decreased from 91.79% to 91.46%.

Ah yes, but once that recession hits hard we'll see Windows drop.

3 comments:

Linda Margaret said...

I don't know. Windows is an investment for most offices. They'll keep buying because that's what they use and it would be more expensive to start over with Macs. (This is from personal experience. I have a Mac and used it at my company until they bought me a Dell PC so we could be "more compatible".

Ron Lankshear said...

Funny thing i my RSS feeds - Lifehacker, Slashdot etc - keep telling me HOW to change Windows to make it look like MAC - surely what business need is to make MAC look like Windows to avoid expensive re-training. But then IBM bought Lotus and quickly the whole company was using Lotus Notes. But that is an IT company.

And compatibily is in File Output - people will send DOC rather than RTF or the new Openoffice formats. And IBM Lotus Symphony which is also free

Also MAC equipment is expensive compared to something that runs Windows.

I probably changed those Internet usage figures - I am on the MAcbook doing this.

One Salient Oversight said...

They'll keep buying because that's what they use and it would be more expensive to start over with Macs.

True, but what would the costs be of moving over to Linux? The o/s and its applications are free and can be installed on Intel-based PCs (such as mine). There will be a lot of hidden costs in moving over to this model (retraining etc) but a lot of the skills learned under Windows can be transferred over to Linux.