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The Linux Deployment Iceberg

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There are over 1 million Linux system deployments worldwide. No, make that 2 million. Wait, it's really closer to 3 million. Ok, I really have it this time--there are over 3.5 million Linux deployments worldwide as of January 7, 2009. But according to the Linux Counter, there's fewer than 150,000.

So how many Linux systems are deployed worldwide?

The answer is that no one knows how many and any guesses are purely WAGs.

The fact is that Linux deployments are like an iceberg with only about 10 percent showing up in the light of day with the other 90% under the radar.

Why is this important?




2,13% is over 20.000.000

W3counter says Linux Market share is 2,13% (and rising).
At a total of almost 1 billion PCs, it amounts to over 20.000.000 PCs...
3,5 million is the most underestimated number I have ever heard of.
Even Trolls keep saying it is 1%, making it 10 million.

Huh?

There's only 6 billion people on the planet - you're saying 1-in-6 have a PC? With China, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan making up almost half the worlds population - I find that hard to believe.

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