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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,... Read more...
The business analysis firm IDC has released data on the shape of the PC industry through the fourth quarter of 2009 and the results point towards a general recovery in all segments. Sales rose moderately in Q4 as compared to Q3, partly thanks to seasonal trends, but were up a full 31.3 percent over Q4 2009. The first half of 2009 was a downright rotten period for virtually every company in the hardware business, but a strong second half boosted total PC sales for the year up 2.5 percent from 2008. Even that small increase, however, came at a price—total PC revenue declined 7.1 percent, to stand at $28.6 billion."Compared to 3Q09, the modest rise in shipments in 4Q09 indicates that the market... Read more...