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____/ LusoTec on Monday 27 October 2008 21:37 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> I recently read that, at least in Germany, over 6% of the machines come
>> with GNU/Linux (that's preinstalls, not installed base). Macs are still
>> popular in north America. Maybe places like Japan too...
> I don't know the market share numbers for Portugal. I have searched long and
> hard but without luck.
> As for the installed base, a IDC (idc.com) study reports that 22% of
> organizations (e.g. companies, public administration, private and public
> institutions) use GNU/Linux. If the organization is involved in technology
> (e.g. some industry, energy sector, communications sector) then that value
> goes up to 81%. How those numbers reflect in usage share I don't know.
Be careful of IDC. They get a lot of their revenue from Microsoft and they
collect numbers that are posed as flattering to Windows. This is well
~~ Best of wishes
"Pearly Gates and Em-Ballmer
One promises you heaven and the other prepares you for the grave. "
--Ray Noorda, Novell
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