February 21, 2014

Chromebook Usage: Still a Tiny Splash in the Vast PC Pond

For Google's Chromebooks, making a dent in the PC install base is going to take a while.

Chrome OS, the browser-based operating system used by Chromebooks, drove 0.2 percent of desktop Web traffic in North America last month, according to a usage study by Chitika. That's up from 0.1 percent last September, and up from 0.07 percent a year ago.

By comparison, Linux Web traffic grew from 1.1 percent to 1.9 percent over the last five months. Chitika didn't provide statistics for Windows or Mac, but they presumably account for nearly all of the remaining desktop traffic.

Read more at PCWorld.

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