JoeyJoeJoe25 Jun 4, 2014 @ 11:41am
The most accurate OS marketshare stats?
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp

These stats look like the most accurate numbers of all the stat sites I've been to. What do you think? I think Linux IS at the 5% mark in actuality.
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LOLCAT Jun 4, 2014 @ 12:25pm 
Most accurate != What rates linux the highest...
Kranky K. Krackpot Sr. Jun 4, 2014 @ 12:37pm 
2% or 5% -- not much difference.
JoeyJoeJoe25 Jun 4, 2014 @ 12:54pm 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
Most accurate != What rates linux the highest...

No, I think it's BS that most sites rate Linux at less than 2%, there are clearly more people using it than that. Same with WinXP, anyone who thinks that XP's marketshare is still 27% is brain dead. The numbers for all of them make sense.
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JoeyJoeJoe25 Jun 4, 2014 @ 12:56pm 
Originally posted by Kranky K. Krackpot IIX:
2% or 5% -- not much difference.

No it isn't, but it would explain the recent interest that devs have in Linux.
LOLCAT Jun 4, 2014 @ 1:29pm 
Originally posted by JoeyJoeJoe25:
Same with WinXP, anyone who thinks that XP's marketshare is still 27% is brain dead.
You're American, aren't you?... I'll tell you some news: Poor contries are not a myth, they exist! Yes, there are millions of old P4 computers with 256MB RAM still rocking under Windows XP. Some use it on newer hardware as well. And there are tons of companies that didn't switch to 7. For a company, it's a huge cost because companies can't just "get it from elsewhere"...
JoeyJoeJoe25 Jun 4, 2014 @ 1:35pm 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
Originally posted by JoeyJoeJoe25:
Same with WinXP, anyone who thinks that XP's marketshare is still 27% is brain dead.
You're American, aren't you?... I'll tell you some news: Poor contries are not a myth, they exist! Yes, there are millions of old P4 computers with 256MB RAM still rocking under Windows XP. Some use it on newer hardware as well. And there are tons of companies that didn't switch to 7. For a company, it's a huge cost because companies can't just "get it from elsewhere"...

I know that, and 8% still means ten's of millions of people, maybe even more than 100 million. 27% is simply not a factual number.
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Doc Holliday Jun 4, 2014 @ 5:34pm 
i think there are 2bil PC users in the world 2%-5% is not bad :)
Tux9656 (3.18.11-ck1) Jun 4, 2014 @ 5:52pm 
It's impossible to gather an accurate census of OS usage using the identifier supplied from web browsers. Browsers can report a different OS than what they are running on. Browsers can be run inside a virtual appliance. Android can be detected as Linux. People could be connecting through a proxy that changes the browser identifier. There could be some kind of common trojan/worm in a given month that performs a denial of service attack by downloading a webpage multiple times that reports itself as Windows XP. A Windows user might load a website 100 times and a Linux user might load a website 3 times.
JoeyJoeJoe25 Jun 4, 2014 @ 7:20pm 
Originally posted by Tux9656 (3.14.4-ck1):
It's impossible to gather an accurate census of OS usage using the identifier supplied from web browsers. Browsers can report a different OS than what they are running on. Browsers can be run inside a virtual appliance. Android can be detected as Linux. People could be connecting through a proxy that changes the browser identifier. There could be some kind of common trojan/worm in a given month that performs a denial of service attack by downloading a webpage multiple times that reports itself as Windows XP. A Windows user might load a website 100 times and a Linux user might load a website 3 times.

Geez, way to crush my hopes and dreams :(
R3450N Jun 4, 2014 @ 10:23pm 
Meanwhile some people in the world of Windows don't even know what Linux is. If they did, they'd probably add up to Linux's market share massively.
Jamie F Jun 4, 2014 @ 11:09pm 
OS Platform Statistics
2014 Win8 Win7 Vista NT* WinXP Linux Mac Mobile
May 16.6% 55.2% 1.2% 0.2% 7.3% 5.1% 10.0% 4.2%
April 15.8% 55.4% 1.2% 0.2% 8.0% 5.0% 10.3% 4.0%
March 15.0% 55.1% 1.3% 0.2% 9.4% 4.9% 9.9% 4.0%
February 14.2% 55.0% 1.4% 0.3% 10.1% 5.0% 10.0% 4.0%
January 13.4% 55.3% 1.5% 0.3% 11.0% 4.9% 9.6% 4.0%

2013 Win8 Win7 Vista NT* WinXP Linux Mac Mobile
December 10.0% 55.9% 1.5% 3.1% 11.6% 4.8% 9.2% 3.8%
November 8.6% 56.4% 1.6% 3.7% 11.7% 4.8% 9.6% 3.7%
October 9.9% 56.7% 1.6% 1.4% 12.4% 4.9% 9.6% 3.3%
September 10.2% 56.8% 1.6% 0.4% 13.5% 4.8% 9.3% 3.3%
August 9.6% 55.9% 1.7% 0.4% 14.7% 5.0% 9.2% 3.4%
July 9.0% 56.2% 1.8% 0.4% 15.8% 4.9% 8.7% 3.2%
June 8.6% 56.3% 2.0% 0.4% 15.4% 4.9% 9.1% 3.2%
May 7.9% 56.4% 2.1% 0.4% 15.7% 4.9% 9.7% 2.6%
April 7.3% 56.4% 2.2% 0.4% 16.4% 4.8% 9.7% 2.2%
March 6.7% 55.9% 2.4% 0.4% 17.6% 4.7% 9.5% 2.3%
February 5.7% 55.3% 2.4% 0.4% 19.1% 4.8% 9.6% 2.2%
January 4.8% 55.3% 2.6% 0.5% 19.9% 4.8% 9.3% 2.2%
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R3450N Jun 5, 2014 @ 2:40am 
Windows 7 market share 5.7% in February 2013? Lol. I dream of a time where Linux market share will hit 20% at least.
JoeyJoeJoe25 Jun 5, 2014 @ 8:04am 
Originally posted by Sin:
Meanwhile some people in the world of Windows don't even know what Linux is. If they did, they'd probably add up to Linux's market share massively.

I actually wear a Linux hat at work where hundreds of people see it everyday, and so far not one person has noticed it LOL, they most likely don't know what it means. But when I wear a sports related hat, it gets quite a few comments.
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howlin' wolf Jun 5, 2014 @ 8:38am 
Mac at 10%, mobile at 5%. Where are all the people with Macs, because I sure see tablets & smartphones everywhere. Now I know I'm not a God or something which can be present all over the world at the same time, but I think I would see a bunch of Apple's desktop stuff in the public institutions, schools or friends.
LOLCAT Jun 5, 2014 @ 10:03am 
Originally posted by anathemicus:
Mac at 10%, mobile at 5%. Where are all the people with Macs, because I sure see tablets & smartphones everywhere. Now I know I'm not a God or something which can be present all over the world at the same time, but I think I would see a bunch of Apple's desktop stuff in the public institutions, schools or friends.
Outside of the US most people use android devices, Apple stuff is too expensive.
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