By now you may have heard that Linux has been dominating the Linux world for the past decade, with nearly every major distro offering a version of the Linux distribution, including Ubuntu, Fedora, and Arch.
But what’s the real number of Linux users worldwide?
According to Google, over 6.3 million Linux users live in the United States alone, according to Statista.
That’s the same number of users who use Windows, which is still the most widely used operating system on the planet.
The number of Windows users has dropped in recent years, and the number of Android users has also grown.
But according to Google’s statistics, the number has been on a steady rise in recent months, as more and more people are using the open source operating system.
“We’re seeing the largest surge of users and users are starting to move into Linux,” said Kevin Ma, the Google product manager for data analytics.
Google is tracking user behavior with Google Analytics.
While many of these new users are likely going to run Windows, they’re also likely going for Linux, which could result in a better user experience on Windows and Linux.
“It’s definitely an exciting time for Linux users, and it’s a time where you’re seeing growth of users, but at the same time, there’s still a large number of people who are still running Windows,” Ma said.
Google’s data shows that Linux users are far more likely to be male and under 30 years old, and are more likely than Windows users to be from the U.S. The data also shows that Android users are more inclined to be women and under 35 years old.
“I think it’s interesting to see how the two platforms are connected,” Ma added.
“There’s a large portion of Android’s market that’s in China, and there’s a huge portion of the Android market that is still growing, so I think it speaks to the fact that the two of those platforms are very complementary.”
Linux is also a lot easier to get set up for.
The vast majority of Linux distributions are available for free or under a paid version, and most of them also have a number of customization options that make it easy to tweak the interface and install applications.
It’s also not hard to get started with a new Linux distribution.
There are more than a hundred different Linux distributions out there, and each one has its own unique set of packages and add-ons that can help users find their way around.
One popular Linux distribution is Ubuntu.
Linux is the standard operating system for many of the world’s most popular computing devices.
It also plays a big role in the development of new technologies like web browsers, mobile phones, and gaming consoles.
Linux has had a strong presence in the gaming market, where it is one of the most commonly used operating systems.
Ubuntu has also become a popular platform for building custom Linux distributions that can integrate with other software, like Android, Chrome OS, and iOS.
The combination of these two systems makes it easy for developers to build customized Linux distributions.
Ma said that while Linux is a popular operating system, the Linux kernel is the best-selling component in the industry today.
“One of the things that really gets people excited about Linux is that it has the Linux codebase,” Ma explained.
“That makes it extremely easy to create a new distribution, so people are excited to start a new project on Linux.”
The Linux kernel has been in the spotlight recently because of some recent issues with the software.
While it is widely used for networking, networking is also the main area where Linux is used in business, Ma said, so it’s likely that many Linux users have used it in the past.
“When you talk about Linux, it’s really hard to put a finger on why people are looking at it,” Ma told Ars.
“But when you’re in the business of designing a new business application or you’re building a new web site, it makes a lot of sense to have a very well-tested open source solution.”
The fact that Linux is widely deployed is another factor that is helping to drive adoption.
In addition to its huge market share, Linux is gaining in popularity among corporate users.
Microsoft recently released a Linux version of its Windows software, Windows Server 2012, which has been downloaded more than 400 million times.
Microsoft also recently launched a Linux client for its Xbox 360 console, called Lync.
Google Analytics is tracking the use of different Linux operating systems in the U to see if these trends have changed over time.
“The data is very interesting because we’re not tracking Linux users because we can’t,” Ma noted.
“What we can do is see if people are actually using Linux in their day-to-day lives.
If we see a lot more Linux users in the workplace, we’ll be able to get a better idea of what’s going on in the marketplace.”
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