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?