View Full Version : Linux desktops grow and grow and grow

November 24th, 2007, 02:08 PM
According to The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/23/linux_desktop_survey/), Lunux use on desktop machines is continuing to grow with small and medium business showing the most enthusiasm for the open source software. Of 20,000 survey responses received by the the Linux Foundation, some 39.5% of respondents use Linux on more than half of their machines.

In terms of flavours of Linux the "Ubuntu family" accounts for 54.1 per cent followed by Red Hat versions with 50.2 per cent, while Novell SUSE picks up 35.2 per cent. (Eagle-eyed readers may notice this adds up to more than 100 per cent because many groups have not settled on just one Linux version in their office or organisation.)

It's worth noting that the survey will be slightly skewed by the fact that the respondents are self-selecting, and device support remains an issue, but it's still interesting - and rather positive - news.

November 24th, 2007, 02:26 PM
It is indeed...I think Linux will find it's nitch.