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MuyComputer spoke Saturday at a subject that is given much hype without reason: usage statistics who publish major market gauges … that not even they believe them. The “excuse” to address the issue gave me the radical discrepancy between the two best-known firms, and NetMarketShare StatCounter, for the market share of Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
ended the article with a paragraph of those that sometimes escape me, pretending that if browsers statistics are unreliable, why the operating system if they are? Why in the last five years Linux has not moved 1% fee? In that, curiously, all agree.
all this came to my mind one of Mark Shuttleworth many data released in the video presentation for smarthpones Ubuntu (I said it was a highly recommended video, because they say things that are not normally say). The fact to which I refer is this: Ubuntu 12.04 was downloaded 7.3 million times in the first 24 hours … Impressive, no?
Then I remembered also to other things. For example, that Windows 8 Consumer Preview was downloaded a million times the day of its publication . After his final release, Windows 8 sold 4 million units in three days . Making a quick sum, there is no doubt that swept Ubuntu compared to Windows 8 . But, of course, the operation is not so simple.
Ubuntu is free
, and LTS versions
highly appreciated by users, but not everyone had discharged him why install it, and surely there are more than a discharge of the user. It would also be interesting to know whether the figure includes giving Shuttleworth Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu … As would be interesting to know the actual number of downloads
(with handicap your Ubuntu release cycle is constant compared with Windows, even though the LTS are the highlight).
Meanwhile, Windows 8 is payment, although the Windows cheaper history , especially to upgrade from Windows 7 (which by the way is going to be your biggest rival, because the People seem to be very happy with him and the new interface changes do not appeal to everyone). Not to mention that comes preinstalled on almost any computer again.
On the market entry of Windows 8 has already said everything: sold like hotcakes (last link), which does not take off … The only thing that has become clear is that Windows 8 has surpassed in market share Linux (and no doubt that he is or will be: Windows is indisputably the king).
Of course there are many more factors to consider for even trying to compare really, but that’s not the purpose of this post (well, it is virtually impossible to count the use of Linux distros, we know ). So I will stop rolling the skein more to reach the heart of the matter, which is none other than that of 1% me smells a little expired . Not that I care too much, or I’m going to say now that Linux dominates the desktop, but the accounts do not come out and do I have to trust those gauges? I do not know …