TLWIR 30: Linux++ – The GNU/Linux Desktop, Brother, and Ubuntu Increment by One

Posted by acrossad on Jan 12, 2012 6:06 PM EDT; By Rex Djere
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I believe in Synergy. One positive event feeds other positive events. The share of computer users who use Linux, GNU, and other Free Software is growing because people are actually starting to put some marketing muscle behind the concepts. Canonical is one of these companies. Red Hat is another. Google is also fighting the good fight. It was only a matter of time before we had to see positive results. Ubuntu TV, Android phones and tablets, and the rise in GNU/Linux’s desktop market share in 2011 are 3 such tangible results. Free Software and Open Source have arrived in 2012!

Linux++: The GNU/Linux Desktop Market Share Increments

GNU/Linux enjoyed a banner year in the recently departed 2011. GNU/Linux surged 50% in desktop usage from 0.96% of the market in early 2011 to 1.41% at the end of 2011.1 I have been a fan and user of Fedora Linux since the mid-2000s, so I have known all along how great the operating system is. However, it appears that a lot more people are starting to catch on. I have noticed this trend quite a bit myself. I’ve introduced a lot of church members, family, and friends to GNU/Linux. Most of the time, when people that I introduce to the Linux ecosystem use it, they are amazed by how easy and intuitive it is.

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