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Apple's iPhone now one-third the market share of desktop Linux

Oct 13, 2009, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

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"By those numbers, the iPhone is used (to surf the Internet, anyway) by about 35 per cent of the number of people who use Linux on the desktop.

"Of course, such statistics need to be put into context.

"For starters, the iPhone is competing for Web surfing time with Linux, but it is also competing with every other desktop operating system, including Mac OS X, which according to the same survey is sitting at 4.87 per cent.

"Windows remains king at over 93 per cent of Web surfing time. However, the concept of "Web surfing time" can also be misleading.

"Operating system market share data is harvested from Web surfing habits and this does not directly equate to the number of installations or users of the operating system. "

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