Quick Answer: What percentage of computer users use Linux?

Desktop Operating Systems Percentage Market Share
Desktop Operating System Market Share Worldwide – February 2021
Unknown 3.4%
Chrome OS 1.99%
Linux 1.98%

How many computers use Linux?

Let’s look at the numbers. There are over 250 million PCs sold every year. Of all the PCs connected to the internet, NetMarketShare reports 1.84 percent were running Linux. Chrome OS, which is a Linux variant, has 0.29 percent.

How many Linux desktop users are there?

Some of the best estimates I have seen peg Linux desktop users around 60 million people. Not a lot compared to a market that’s probably around 2 billion, but still pretty solid.

Is Linux the most used OS?

Linux is the most widely used OS

Linux has grown since its creation due in part to its open source roots. Open source software is freely licensed and users may copy and even change the code. This is encouraged to promote design improvements. There are several operating systems that use the Linux kernel.

However, Windows OS is not much segmented and thus it is more vulnerable to threats. Another significant reason for Linux being more secure is that Linux has very few users when compared to Windows. Linux has nearly 3% of the market whereas Windows captures more than 80% of the market.

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The main reason why Linux is not popular on the desktop is that it doesn’t have “the one” OS for the desktop as does Microsoft with its Windows and Apple with its macOS. If Linux had only one operating system, then the scenario would be totally different today. … Linux kernel has some 27.8 million lines of code.

Is Linux growing in popularity?

For example, Net Applications shows Windows on top of the desktop operating system mountain with 88.14% of the market. … That’s not surprising, but Linux — yes Linux — seems to have jumped from 1.36% share in March to 2.87% share in April.

Which country uses Linux the most?

On a global level, the interest in Linux seems to be the strongest in India, Cuba and Russia, followed by the Czech Republic and Indonesia (and Bangladesh, which has the same regional interest level as Indonesia).

Which OS is most used?

Global market share held by computer operating systems 2012-2020, by month. Microsoft’s Windows is the most widely used computer operating system in the world, accounting for 72.98 percent share of the desktop, tablet, and console OS market in September 2020.

Why is Linux so powerful?

Linux is not an OS, it’s a monolithic kernel. The kernel has become powerful because so many people are working on it. A huge community supports development of it, more than any company can afford to employ for any project. Basically it’s the most widely supported piece of software in the world.

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Is it worth learning Linux?

Linux is definitely worth learning because it isn’t solely operating system, but also inherited philosophy and design ideas. It depends on the individual. For some people, like myself, it’s worth it. Linux is more solid and reliable than either Windows or macOS.

The three most common operating systems for personal computers are Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Does Linux still exist?

Yes, Linux has done much for many, but now Google appears to be hedging its bets on a new approach to open source development. It remains to be seen whether developers would be willing to trust a company over the community-driven Linux effort.

What are the disadvantages of Linux?

Disadvantages of Linux OS:

  • No single way of packaging software.
  • No standard desktop environment.
  • Poor support for games.
  • Desktop software is still rare.

Does Linux need antivirus?

It isn’t protecting your Linux system – it’s protecting the Windows computers from themselves. You can also use a Linux live CD to scan a Windows system for malware. Linux isn’t perfect and all platforms are potentially vulnerable. However, as a practical matter, Linux desktops don’t need antivirus software.

Why do hackers use Linux?

Linux is an extremely popular operating system for hackers. There are two main reasons behind this. First off, Linux’s source code is freely available because it is an open source operating system. … This type of Linux hacking is done in order to gain unauthorized access to systems and steal data.

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