Linux gains share on enterprise servers — and desktops, too

Linux has vaulted to 1.4 percent worldwide desktop market share from 0.97 percent in July, according to Net Applications. Meanwhile, a new Linux Foundation survey on enterprise adoption of Linux indicates that 84 percent of organizations currently using the open source operating system have expanded their deployments over the last year. Meanwhile,

According to the latest desktop market share estimates from Net Applications, Linux has soared to 1.41 percent share at the end of 2011, up from 0.97 percent in July. While that’s a pittance compared to the 92.2 percent Net Applications lists for Microsoft Windows operating systems, and still less than a quarter of the Apple Macintosh share at 6.36 percent, it’s a remarkable surge.


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