There are so many stories floating around the internet about how Linux is increasing its adoption here or is losing its hold there and every day those ratio's change. There is a much simpler and closer to home method of measuring Linux adoption and you don't even need an internet connection.

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Created by C733tus 14 years 37 weeks ago
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14 years 37 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago


In the last 6 months I have installed

In the last 6 months I have installed linux on a number of machines for friends and contacts. I have even been the cause of some of these users purchasing -windows- PCs from Dell because I am now actively supporting dell because it is supporting consumer linux. It just so happens that the machines immediately became dual boot with linux as default.

None of these 7 installs nor the five apparent windows purchases will appear in obvious linux user metrics anytime soon. Although the security updates from the relevant linux distro will be counting someway I expect.

In the previous 6 months, I did one install for a friend. and before that, none.

My point is that linux is gaining ground on a popular front, not necessarily in a visible business activity with 'jobs', although that also may be a factor.

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