Linux Market Share Is Stupid | For The Record

Will the Linux market share even reach 5%? Should we consider Chrome OS a successful example of Linux on the desktop? I ask these questions and discuss the recent revelation that data tracking for Linux usage isn’t always that accurate.

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Matt Hartley
Freedom Penguin’s founder & talking head – Matt has over a decade working with Linux desktops, his operating system experience consists of both Windows and Linux operating platforms. In addition to writing articles on Linux and open source technology for and, Matt also once served as a co-host for a popular Linux-centric podcast.

Matt has written about various software titles, such as Moodle, Joomla, WordPress, openCRX, Alfresco, Liferay and more. He also has additional Linux experience working with Debian based distributions, openSUSE, CentOS, and Arch Linux.

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John Kerr
Hi Matt Thanks to Linux, Microsoft and Apple no longer have the clout that they use to have. So we have true Linux distros, and we have Chromebooks that are based on Linux. When I started on my Free Software journey with Red Hat 5.0 the IT world was very different from what it is today as there was not much choice there at all. Yes to claiming Chromebooks as Linux and if the Chromebook numbers push us over the 5% mark that is great. The problem with Linux is that after a store sells a computer with Linux installed… Read more »