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The consistent failure of Linux to grab even 1% of the desktop OS market

Aug 11, 2010, 14:34 (16 Talkback[s])

"Linux has been around for almost two decades now. It has become a resounding success as a server OS (for example as the L in the famous LAMP stack), and more recently as a mobile OS (Android). But what about on the desktop?

"Linux enthusiasts have been predicting the rise of Linux as a desktop OS for the better part of a decade. To name just one of many examples, in 2003, Siemens Business Systems predicted that Linux would have captured 20% of the desktop market by 2008.

"Well, it's now 2010, and desktop Linux isn't even close to 20%. Or one tenth of that."

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