Linux reaches 1% of the market

Linux operating systems reached 1.02 percent of the market, a mark reached – for the first time in the history of operating systems – last April.

The figures are the responsibility of Net Application and show an increase of 0.41 percent compared to the same period in 2008, when the share was 0.63 percent.

The hike up to one percent has involved a marked growth rate in recent years. Fluctuating between 0.2 percent and 0.4 percent from January 2004 to July 2006, the Linux share doubled between January 2007 and July 2008, with a share that fluctuated between 0.4 percent and 0.8 percent, and has been growing ever since.

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Over the past two years, growth has been 150 percent.

Net Application places Linux as the third most used operating system in the world, between mobile platforms and computers.

The leadership and vice-leadership are occupied respectively by Windows, with 87.9 percent, and by Mac, with 9.73 percent. After Linux, in the fourth position, comes the iPhone, with 0.55 percent.