Size of Linux v Mac OS X user base
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 10:01:54 +0800
In a thread on this group recently there was a comment that a supplier
would not provide a printer driver for Linux because the Linux market
was too small. However, most suppliers of devices for use with Windoz
supply software on the accompanying CD for Mac OS X as well. Hence the
question: What is the size of the user base of Linux as opposed to Mac
OS X? I know that Linux has the largest share of the Internet server
market, and that possibly represents 100,000 (guessing) machines world
wide. Has anybody got ideas about the competition between these two in
the whole 'market'?
- Re: Danaher buys Keithley
... Windows machines are some, say 85% of the market, Macs are 5-10%, and Linux is 1-2%. ... But just as Windows is so heavily dominant, it also means that the barriers to entry are much higher: If you make a really cool USB gizmo, if you're lucky perhaps you might get a couple percent of the Windows market, but you could get rather a lot of the Mac or Linux market. ...
- Re: Linux Version?
... from their Linux version as he said that it sadly isn't as stable as their ... We can only speculate that the market would ... A more realistic hope might be a Mac port, but even the Mac is only a puny ... Honestly I don't find Mac to be any better choice than windows. ...
- Re: Why do so many people love Teas Instruments?
... That is why casual user drives what is mass market ... in the initial Linux package and she wanted to do it herself. ... You can do it without any help on Windows in 99% of cases using simple GUI ... when some more features such as programming are needed. ...
- Re: Linux Market share?
... >number is almost microscopic (since most Linux servers are configured ... many of the servers now ... >> captured by some product provider to that market. ... >> which is the market area that Microsoft was found to have monopoly power ...
- Re: [opensuse] Why I dont upgrade often
... is ever to have a significant proportion of the market, ... least as big as the Mac market to survive, ... MAC gave up "being" MAC and became MAC OSX because ... Linux market share had exceeded MAC. ...