The latest market research figures from Net Applications show Linux usage has surpassed 1 percent for the first time since the company started tracking operating system marketshare. The opensource operating system stands at 1.02 percent, while Microsoft's Windows accounts for 87.90 percent of the market. Another 9.73 percent is taken by Apple's Mac, with an additional 0.55 percent and 0.15 percent taken by the iPhone and iPod touch, respectively.
Linux usage share on client devices has surpassed 1% for the first time in our tracking. Linux has been successful primarily as a server operating system, but client usage share has not kept pace with server share Linux has reached this important milestone on the client as Linux-based systems have become more functional, easier to use, and pre-installed on computers from vendors like Dell.