Re: Fwd: linux marketshare up 212%

Kragen Sitaker (
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 10:51:35 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 18 Dec 1998, Tim Byars wrote:
> -> Linux marketshare grows 212% in 1998
> ->
> -> There is an alternative to Windows, but its not the Macintosh: Freeware
> -> sensation Linux grew a whopping 212% in 1998, outpacing Windows NT,
> -> NetWare, and all other versions of UNIX by a wide margin.

I've written IDC for details on their study; I haven't yet received a

Consider that the study was on *server OS* market share -- not OS market
share in general.

> -> -wininfo (yes, WINinfo)

Soon the most popular way to do windows will be on Linux :)

(That means both windows -- in the sense of rectangles on the screen
displaying some representation of some software object -- and Windows
in the sense of Microsoft's OS. See WINE is
estimated to be in use by 90,000 people; it is reputed to run mIRC,
games from Microsoft, Kai's Power Goo, Starcraft, Lightwave Modeler,
RealPlayer, WinAmp, AOLPress, Quake2, etc. etc.)

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