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StatMarket: Lots of Noise, but not Numbers on Linux

Oct 28, 1999, 21:20 (17 Talkback[s])

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"Linux as an alternative operating system has been creating quite a stir in the Press. But, how many Internet surfers actually operate within the Linux environment?"

"According to StatMarket, which monitors over 28 million daily visitors to over 83,000 independent Web sites, the Linux operating system has experienced 37% growth since the beginning of 1999. The percentage of Internet surfers using Linux is currently a whopping 0.22%, up from 0.16% in January of this year..."

"It seems that Linux is just the ultimate underdog (or penguin - as "Tux" is the official Linux mascot). There is something that just feels good about the open-source software model, especially one that is free."

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