Wohl: Counting Linux Desktops
Jun 08, 2004, 17:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Wohl)
"Since I spoke at the Linux Desktop Summit in San Diego on April
22nd, I have been tossing around the question of how to get a
better count on Linux desktops with a German journalist and fellow
speaker I met there, Bernd Kretschmer.
"The problem is simple to describe. The research firms who offer
the operating systems statistics computer industry companies base
their development and marketing plans on are seriously
undercounting Linux desktops. Not because of any bias on their
part, but because the technique that serves them very well in the
Windows or Macintosh desktop market doesn't work at all in the
Linux desktop market..."