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Mar 08, 2011


Kevin E.

There is little chance that Linux has a 5% OS market share.

I can see it being 5% of netbooks but I would guess the Linux market share is around 1% or less.

Ralph Grabowski

It depends on the market. Linux has over60% market share among Web servers. Among CAD it might be 5%. Desktop is certainly 1% or less.

Norm C.

Ah, the 1% debate... There is actually no way to be absolutely sure. But I have a hard time believing this figure hasn't improved in years... anyway.

It's a pity the .deb package is 32-bit only. Dassault Systèmes should be reminded that the 64-bit architecture and OSes have been there for years. The good news is, it's possible to force the installation on Ubuntu 64-bit. If you'll forgive the shameless ad, anyone interested can find out how on my blog (first post in 5 months!)

Ralph Grabowski

Dassault is limited to offering what Graebert codes for them. But I suppose Dassault could loan some of their programmers to generate 64-bit versions of the software.


When one spends more time thinking about it, Unix/Linux probably rules the computing world, once all sectors are considered.

For personal computers, the market share is closer to 10%, since OS X is based on Unix.

POSIX rules in embedded systems.

Linux and Unix rule smartphones under the more familiar brand names of Android and iOS. (Not sure what Blackberry's BBS is based on, but I would wager Unix.) Some Nokia phones also run on Linux, and Meego is based on Linux.

Linux runs the bulk of servers.

Linux is preferred for mainframe computers, certainly those from IBM.

Just personal computers are the aberration.

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