Linux Browser Marketshare Strikes Above 3%

Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 1 September 2017 at 08:00 AM EDT. 55 Comments
According to Net Applications' Netmarketshare, the Linux market share on the desktop as judged by browser interactions may now be above 3%.

The company is reporting a 3.37% Linux marketshare for August 2017, a rise from 2.53% a month prior and the first time they have reported the Linux desktop marketshare above 3%.

They report Windows meanwhile at 90.7%, macOS at 5.94%, and the other operating systems statistically at zero. Their monthly report can be found here.

Meanwhile, StatCounter is reporting the desktop/browser Linux marketshare at about 1.79% and then another 0.56% for ChromeOS.

Valve meanwhile should have out their updated Steam Survey today and that will likely continue to show the Linux gaming marketshare still well under 1%.

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