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GNU/Linux Activity in Belize

posted by Roy Schestowitz on May 28, 2024

Belize Physiography Map

I recognise that many people have never heard of Belize, so a Public Domain map is included on the left (as always, click to view in full size). The country has population of less than half a million, but it's not small (it is "about 32 times bigger than Singapore" - a city-state with a population about 10 times bigger).

Having just checked statCounter data on Belize, it's curiosity-inspiring that GNU/Linux is sort of "flaring up" in that region and with Windows down below 20% it seems safe to say that Microsoft has something to worry about.

Desktop Operating System Market Share Belize: Feb 2009 - May 2024

From an economic point of view, Microsoft needn't worry about Belize, but when it comes to preserving the Windows monopoly/monoculture Belize matters.

Using a search engine, it's hard to find information about GNU/Linux in Belize and even job openings that are "in date". Then again, Belize does not speak English, so searches in English won't yield much.

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