The Linux �1% myth� is pretty accurate
Sep 09, 2010, 14:11 (15 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"I recently read two posts throwing mud at the 1% statistic. The
first didn't offer any positive reasoning and just said the
statistics had to be based on sales and that wasn't fair. Probably
link/flamebait… It worked. The second tries to stomp both
sales and web statistics but falls short again. Neither give
evidence to show Linux at a higher level.
"To be clear, all three of us are talking about desktop and
mobile Linux users. Not servers. Linux clearly (and quite rightly)
"I'm going to lead off with some points (for and against) the
two major numbers used coming up with the 1% share number. I'll
finish up with some statistics of my own."