We got some interesting statistics sent over from MBAOnline that we thought you’d all like to see and discuss. The infographic below details Linux and Linux-based operating system marketshare in three distinct market segments, desktops, tablets and mobile. As you’ll see, the disparity between the platforms is huge.
On the desktop, Linux is almost non-existent, with <1% market share. We’re sure the number is much higher amongst enthusiasts and the enterprise, but in the desktop / consumer space, Linux has very little traction. Desktops are all about Windows and to a much smaller extent OSX. Android (which is derived from a Linux kernel) fares far better in the tablet space, although it still holds less than half the marketshare of iOS. In the mobile / smartphone space, Linux derived OSes are the clear market leaders, with double-digit leads over iOS and Blackberry.