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Linux crosses four per cent market share              

by on05 March 2024

2024 is the year of Linux on the desktop

According to new figures from StatCounter, a top web tracker, Linux has seen a “huge boost” in popularity.

Linux's market share has hit 4.03 per cent, which may not sound like much, but it's a big deal, apparently. It took Linux 30 years to get a three per cent share of desktop operating systems, which it reached last June. But in just eight months, it has added another blistering per cent, which is so amazing, we have not been this amazed for ages. At this rate, Linux  will have total world control of desktops in just 100 years.

While Linux fanboys are breaking open the champers, it is a little unclear why their favourite operating system has had such a good eight months – and certainly none of the Linux fanzines we have read has provided an answer.

The StatCounter figures show that the increase in Linux has come with a corresponding decrease in MacOS use. However, this makes no sense as Linux is the high end of technical geekdom while Apple fanboys pat themselves on the back when they succeed in turning their machines on.

Last modified on 05 March 2024
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