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Re: [SLUG] Linux Market Penetration
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Linux Market Penetration
- From: Jobst Schmalenbach <jobst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Oct 26 11:53:09 2000
- Organization: Barrett Consulting Group Pty Ltd
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On Thu, Oct 26, 2000 at 10:29:24AM +1000, John Wiltshire (jw@xxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> From: Kevin Waterson [mailto:kevin@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> >Is there a reliable source of numbers
> >of just how many people are using linux?
> >I ask as I wish to be able to present to some
> >financial institutions some figures that at
> >least look authoritive. eg
> >MS - 83%
> >Mac - 3%
> >Linux 11%
> >Other- 3%
> What context do you mean? Desktop OS, Server OS by machine, Server OS by
> number of clients, Web server OS etc.
> If you are talking about desktops then Linux ends up looking pretty poor -
> something like MS 85-90%, Mac 5-10%, Other 1-5%.
What about all the UNIX boxes standing on peoples desks?
Arent they called Desktops?
> On the server, things are different. Kinda like MS 35-40%, Linux 20-25%,
> Netware 20-25%, others 10-20%.
Again, what about all those UNIX boxes running Apache etc?
Dont they count?
One of the problem Linux has in proving how many machine are using it
is that you are allowed to buy one disk and install it as often as you like,
that is my case 1 CD -> 7 machines.
186,262 miles/second : Not just a good idea, it's the LAW.
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