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Old 2nd July 2008
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In my personal experience the Unix market share on the desktop is big 0.
I find this hard to accept because Mac OS X market share is roughly 8%, unless people don't want to count that as Unix. And, I always thought about 4 to 5% was divied up among the traditional Unix. Now, the server market stuff is no surprise. That's one way Unix survives, the other is being Open Source. The mobile and embedded sectors are Unix's.

And, yeah I know statistics can lie, which is why I don't care so much. I see all the activity around Open Source and have a good grasp at how popular this stuff is and how much potential it has.
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