StatCounter: GNU/Linux (Including ChromeOS) Grows to 8% Market Share Worldwide

Posted in GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft, Windows at 6:51 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

GNU/Linux (Including ChromeOS) % of desktops/laptops
Raw data: As OpenDocument Format

Summary: This month’s numbers from StatCounter are good for GNU/Linux (including ChromeOS, which technically has both GNU and Linux); the firm assesses logs from 3 million sites and shows Windows down to 66% in desktops/laptops (a decade ago it was above 90%) with modest growth for GNU/Linux, which is at an all-time high, even if one does not count ChromeOS that isn’t freedom- or privacy-respecting


The Developing World Abandons Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux at All-Time Highs on Desktops/Laptops

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Search, Windows at 8:01 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Windows down to 11% in Africa:

Operating System Market Share Africa

Summary: Microsoft, with 80 billion dollars in longterm debt and endless layoffs, is losing the monopolies; the media doesn’t mention this, but some publicly-accessible data helps demonstrate that

THE MEDIA is in a truly terrible shape, but we can say here what the media is mostly ignoring, maybe because it’s considered “advertisers-unfriendly”.

We’re now in the month of June. The numbers from African are quite telling (Android, which includes Linux, approaches 80% market share), GNU/Linux + KDE + DRM (SteamOS/Steam Deck) means that gamers are flocking to GNU/Linux (Microsoft's grip on gamers is slipping), GNU/Linux apparently rises to 14% market share in India, and worldwide GNU/Linux is estimated at 3% now (an all-time high by this firm’s yardstick; it had issues with unclassified data in recent months). The news must be very displeasing to Microsoft, which is laying off a lot of staff every month this year. Since all this “HEY HI” (AI) hype in the media started back in January (Microsoft SPAM, paid-for chaff that distracts from layoffs) the market share of Bing fell and continues to fall.

“Microsoft is run by thugs and criminals, so wasn’t this blackmail expected?”Reportedly, as of today, Microsoft is blackmailing the UK over the decision of CMA. Microsoft is run by thugs and criminals, so wasn’t this blackmail expected?


Canadian Desktops and Laptops: Windows 61.7%, GNU/Linux 5.5%

Posted in America, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 7:04 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Desktop Operating System Market Share Canada: GNU/Linux rose to over 5.5%, including ChromeOS

Summary: This month’s numbers show another shark drop for Windows; GNU/Linux + ChromeOS (based on Gentoo) rose to over 5.5% in Canada, where many schools ditched Windows


“LINUX” or “UNIX” Sites That Promote Windows Products? Follow the Money…

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 8:31 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

CNX SoftwareSummary: CNX Software is still shilling a bunch of Microsoft and Windows products sometimes; it’s because of money

THE tragic story of Phoronix aside, yesterday we noticed this article from an author who said: “GEEKOM sent us a sample of the AS 6 mini PC with [...] the pre-installed Windows 11″ (not the first time).

“Due to greed, GNU/Linux sites and their audiences are exposed to promotion of the competition.”We gave more examples of this (about four articles in the past) regarding the same site.

A day later they did it again. Promoting Windows products for gifts (“review” units)?

This saddening trend is hurtful. Due to greed, GNU/Linux sites and their audiences are exposed to promotion of the competition. I exchanged some E-mail with the editor of the above site earlier this month. To be fair, it was a lot worse last year [1, 2]. But the problem remains largely unsolved.

Phoronix is even worse, but an issue for another day…


Ukraine: Windows Down, GNU/Linux Up (and the Machine Guns Run Steam Deck, With KDE Apparently)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 9:16 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Operating System Market Share Worldwide

Summary: According to these latest numbers, Windows is down to 27% and GNU/Linux is up by a lot (maybe owing to some data anomalies, but still interesting)

Ukraine's Army Has Found a Novel Use for the Steam Deck

Steam Deck in the Ukraine War: How it controls guns remotely

Ukraine's Military Is Using the Steam Deck in an Interesting Way

Ukraine's army is experimenting with using Steam Decks to remote-control gun turrets


Windows Down Below 55% in Laptops/Desktops Operating Systems’ Market Share Worldwide, Says StatCounter

Posted in Microsoft, Windows at 3:08 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Operating System Market Share Worldwide

Summary: StatCounter, which Microsoft fancies citing in particular contexts, shows “Unknown” replacing Windows this month and last month; aside from being a sign of unreliability, it serves to show misclassification (“Unknown” can mean just about anything; it’s not Windows)


Microsoft Windows in BRICS Laptops/Desktops: Monopoly Bricked?

Posted in Africa, America, Asia, Microsoft, Windows at 12:04 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

(Not even counting Android; Microsoft Windows is only on a quarter of Internet-connected computers by such measures)

Windows market share in Brazil: (laptops/desktops only, not counting mobile)

Windows market share in Brazil

Windows market share in Russia: (laptops/desktops only, not counting mobile)

Windows market share in Russia

Windows market share in India: (laptops/desktops only, not counting mobile)

Windows market share in India

Windows market share in China: (laptops/desktops only, not counting mobile)

Windows market share in China

Windows market share in South Africa: (laptops/desktops only, not counting mobile)

Windows market share in South Africa

Summary: An “Unknown” OS (not Windows) is taking market share away from Windows; whatever is going on with these statistics, it seems clear Microsoft isn’t coping with a fast-changing world, hence so many layoffs (far more than 10,000 — the “official” number that media loves parroting without investigating; Microsoft is 42 billion dollars in debt and the debt grew more than tenfold since 2010)

“Microsoft, the world’s most valuable company, declared a profit of $4.5 billion in 1998; when the cost of options awarded that year, plus the change in the value of outstanding options, is deducted, the firm made a loss of $18 billion, according to Smithers.”

The Economist, 1999


In Sudan, Microsoft Windows Fell Below 10% Market Share This Month

Posted in Africa, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 7:16 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

As of the last day of April (today):

Operating System Market Share Sudan: Windows below 10 percent

Summary: Sudan is suffering a vicious war at the moment; this does not make it too tasteless to take a glimpse at operating system trends there (in 2009 Windows had over 99% market share there; now it’s 9%)

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