Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

How Many of Us Are There?

Filed under
Linux

Tonight, on the WFTL Linux Show Marcel and I were talking about the number of Linux users that were out there. A prediction of 20% for Linux in 2008 was a bit high in my estimation because I saw another website that placed us around 2%.

Of course that 2% number is not reliable either, for instance, even though the sample is as large as 14,052 sites registering unique visits, there are some questions that come to mind. Do all of the sites accept all browsers or even recognize all of them? Are any of the websites connected to a pool of computers that only run Windows? Is this sample from around the world or just the United States? Marcel is right, the Linux counter at Linux International is not helpful either. We may never know how many of us are out there.

More Here & link to the show




More in Tux Machines

Finding Solace in Solus Linux

There are so many reasons why you might want to try a new distribution. For all intents and purposes, the desktop has very few jobs when it comes to the “average” user. You need a desktop that: Runs a web browser; and if you’re a Google Docs user, you can skip the next item! Runs a productivity suite. (Optional) Can run a casual game or two. Can do these few jobs reliably and securely. That’s it! And it doesn’t hurt that it looks nice and runs fast. It’s not that you’re less demanding. You just want something that works. I know. We’re all sick of hearing that expression. (Read the rest)

KaOS 2016.07 Adds KDE Plasma 5.7.2 and Linux Kernel 4.6, July's Software Updates

The KaOS development team proudly announced the release of the KaOS 2016.07 ISO refresh for the month of July, bringing all the goodies that have been pushed to the main software repositories of the rolling release operating system since June 2016. Read more

Elive 2 Is Still in Beta, Version 2.7.1 Introduces Audacity, Google Voice Search

The Debian and Enlightenment-based Elive GNU/Linux operating system is still in the Beta stages of development for the upcoming 2.x series, and the devs announced recently the release of the Elive 2.7.1 Beta milestone. Read more

Upcoming Samsung Z2 Tizen Handset Caught on Video, with Z1 and Z3

Yesterday we had the online leak of the full Z2 User Manual and also news that the device will be released in the Africa and Southeast Asia. It seems like lots of our news of late has been of the upcoming Z2 device and today seems no different. We have a video showing the Z2, Z3, and Z1 in action (going from left to right). A unity game is launched on each device and checked for functionality. Looking at the Z2 the front of the device looks like similar to the Samsung Z3 whilst the back is more like the Z1. Read more