, the popularity and market share of Linux is very difficult : no official figures of almost any company, and although we have addressed this issue on previous occasions (here, here or here), now get new data on the subject that seem to outline an upward trend in Linux on the desktop.
These figures come from NetApplications and its traditional market share study, based on a sample rather remarkable of users connected to the Internet and use all kinds of platforms.
This shows that Linux has grown almost continuously throughout the year 2011, which increased from 0.96% February and a remarkable 1.41% in December 2011 .
These data contrast with the other major consultant on these issues when presenting statistics. StatCounter Global Stats does not show that progression, according to their data and WIN Linux currently has a 0.83% share and the thing just has not moved around 2011.
So continue with the eternal question of the real share of Linux on PCs and laptops , and that the philosophy of Linux, the sources from which you can download a distribution are almost Unlimited-is very, very difficult to actually measure .