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How Many People Really Use Linux--And Stick With It?

Aug 05, 2007, 04:00 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

"I am growing infernally curious about what the end-of-the-year sales figures for Dell's Ubuntu machines will be. Not just how many bought those machines or in what proportion to Windows users, but how their long-term experiences shape up against others (as well as whether or not they elected to buy support). What if Linux has its big day in the sun, and simply doesn’t achieve more than a small percentage of the market?

"Is that necessarily a bad thing, or just a reflection of what percentage of people want something like Linux? And how many Linux users are there out there...?"

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