Apple's iPhone now one-third the market share of desktop Linux
Oct 13, 2009, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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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
"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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