ergophobe - 9:52 pm on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
>> The Google crowd is Linux
Yes, Android is effectively a Linux distribution (based on the Linux 2.6 kernel).
So actually, there are more people using some flavor of Linux than are using Windows or iOS or Mac OS. Currently across all computing devices, the consumer marketshare stands at
- Android: 42%
- iOS: 24%
- Windows: 20%
- Other: 14%
Since "other" includes some Linux users, we can even bump that 42% higher, like maybe to 42.01% or something if we include people using Linux as their desktop OS. In any case, Linux is closing on on running half of all consumer computing devices.
In addition to platforms you think of as Linux/Android based, the Kindle is either a custom Linux distro (kernel 2.6) or a flavor of Android (Fires are Android, the others not AFAIK). So you can add Kindle users to the stack of Linux users.
- [en.wikipedia.org...] (Android Linux info)
- [zdnet.com...] (Android vs iOS vs Windows marketshare)
- [forbes.com...] (Android vs iOS marketshare in mobile)
- [en.wikipedia.org...] (Kindle OS info - Linux kernel 2.6)
- [en.wikipedia.org...] (Kindle Fire OS info - Android 2.3)
- [en.wikipedia.org...] (Kindle Fire HD OS info - Android 2.4)