Must-Know Linux Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"As of June 2021, 92.4% of the world’s top 1 million servers run on Linux."

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"In 2021, over 80% of smartphones worldwide run on Linux-based operating systems, mainly due to Android."

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"More than 96.3% of the world’s top 1 million websites are powered by Unix-like operating systems, with Linux being the most popular."

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"As per NetMarketShare, Linux holds a desktop OS market share of 1.24% as of June 2021 at the global level."

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"Approximately 500 of the fastest 500 supercomputers run on Linux as per a report published in June 2021."

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"Researchers states that Linux kernel since 2005 has been growing at a rate of approximately 10% per year."

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"In 2020, Stack Overflow surveyed and found that over 55% of professional developers use Linux as their primary operating system."

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"According to a report in eWeek, Linux was found in 2018 to be used by 100% of the world’s supercomputers."

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"As of Q2 2021, Linux accounts for 69.2% of the global device operating system market share."

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"More than half million lines of code are added to the Linux kernel every year as of 2020."

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"Linux is used by 1.3% of desktop computers worldwide as of January 2021."

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"As of 2020, approximately 78% of businesses worldwide reported that they are using some form of open source software, most notably Linux."

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