News from Gudrun Tebart
A press release from CAD Schroer of Germany says that downloads of the Linux version of their free MEDUSA4 Personal MCAD software nearly doubled, from 14% of downloads in 2013 to 26% in 2014.
Linux users among the Top 10 download countries are...
- Switzerland up 48%
- France up 39%
- United States up 36%
- Germany up 18%
- Russia up 18%
- Canada up 16%
- Brazil up 12%
The CAD Schroer press release is lacking in two ares: it does not provide absolute numbers, and because percentages are relative, we don't what it means for Russia to be up 12% and Switzerland up 48%.
The other missing info is a red flag for cherry picking: stats were reported only of January to April of last year.
OTOH, the stats are interesting, because they correlate with another CAD vendor. This one provides software for Linux, OS X, and Windows. He finds that Linux outsells OS X by 2x.