this one) it is 3x less frequent. And that's for German install base, country, which is in my opinion more inclined toward open-source software than e.g. Russia or United States.
My point is: neither Linux, nor even Mac and Linux platforms combined are a threat for Windows domination on desktop in foreseeable future.
I avoided talking from my personal POV, but the way I see it is that open-source software, while frequently tried, is less often relied upon for business usage. By its nature, FOSS often has "no owner", and that means that there's no single responsible entity that you can sue in case something breaks ;-) (and no one to crunch during sleepless nights fixing bugs for you either).
E.g. in game development, industry where I work, commercial tools rule everything. Even among SCMs, arguably the easiest area of FOSS tools to excel at, commercial Perforce is still the king, because even as of today, you can't add 50+ GB of data to git repository - welcome to 2010...
And don't even get me started on gcc and its quality... Linus has already well said on that topic...
That's unfortunate ofcourse -FOR ME- since -I- consider that for Apple there is not reason of existence but the truth is that windows keeps declining and declining in a large scale.
Also keep in mind that linux numbers are probably inflated a bit due to the fact that it is commonly used on net enabled devices where windows is primarily used on desktop systems.
That's a pity and very unfortunate for your universities, seriously. Here and in Europe in general the reality is a bit different.I could just as easily quote the local universities numbers where Windows accounts for 97% including student machines .
Then there is also the attached research facility where linux should have an even greater presence but even there the percentage is 96%.
Your company's logs say one thing, my company's say another. Always depends on the situation.Then there is our companies client stats which gets nightly statistics from our clients (15,872 connected machines) from everything from daily transactions, number of users, network status, crashlogs, etc and out of all those machines there is exactly 13 Macs (running Parallels) and not one linux desktop (there are however 30 linux servers). That's a whopping 99.98% of them being windows machines. That number has dropped a whopping .02% in 25 years of statistical gathering.
I could hardly rely in webstats even if they present Linux to have 80%. Their accuracy is far from accurate.
Oh Linux wasn't a part of my comment. Even if Linux triples it's user base that would be a tremendous achievment but in global scale it would stay a big minority. My justification was that Apple is stealing users from Microsoft that's why I said that's unfortunate...Also keep in mind that linux numbers are probably inflated a bit due to the fact that it is commonly used on net enabled devices where windows is primarily used on desktop systems.
I wonder how true these data are:
Well on my university, they emphasize the use of linux instead of windows. Maybe about 40 % of the desktops, laptops and servers are running linux. <- Roughly guess.