December 19, 2001

WebSideStory's StatMarket: Desktop Linux not growing

Author: JT Smith

From PR Newswire: WebSideStory, Inc.
( http://www.websidestory.com ), the world's leading provider of outsourced
e-business intelligence services, today reported that despite much hype and
expectation in recent years, Linux has failed to gain market share from
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) operating systems. As of
December 17, 2001, Linux held a global usage share of only 0.24 percent,
according to WebSideStory's StatMarket ( http://www.statmarket.com ), a Web
development optimization service and the leading source for data on global
Internet user trends. This compares with Microsoft's Windows and Apple's
Macintosh operating systems, which hold a combined global usage share of more
than 98 percent. For almost three years, Linux usage share has fluctuated
between .2 and .3 percent, with no substantial growth.
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