The Linux operating system has passed the 1% market share of web users for the first time, according to metrics firm Net Applications.
According to Net Applications, Linux share of client devices connecting to the web, reached 1.02% in April, up 61% from one year ago the first time the operating system has reached a full percentage point.
According to Net Applications web site, the Linux client base has expanded as systems have become easier to use, as well as shipping pre-installed on PCs.
The Windows operating system is still by far the most dominant OS on the web, with 87.9% of all web users connecting with a Windows device, although it has lost share both to Linux and to Mac. Mac’s share of the browser market has increased 31.8% since April last year to 9.73%, while Apple has also added share from iPhones, which increased 266% to make up 0.55% of web browsers, with the iPod Touch also accounting for 0.15% of the market.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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