Linux clients break 1% web usage share

According to NetApplications, Linux usage share on client devices has, for the first time, passed the 1% mark.

According to NetApplications, Linux usage share on client devices has, for the first time, passed the 1% mark.

Here's how the web usage share breaks down for April 2009:

  • Windows: 87.90%
  • Mac: 9.73%
  • Linux: 1.02%
  • iPhone: 0.55%
  • iPod touch: 0.15%

Over a period of 12 months, this is how the market share for the top five OSes has changed:

  • Windows: -3.68%
  • Mac: +2.35%
  • Linux: +0.39%
  • iPhone: +0.40%
  • iPod touch: +0.12%

Even if you disagree with the numbers, there's no doubt that Linux is on the up and growing at a rate similar to that of the iPhone.

How significant is this 1%? Very? Not much? Not at all?