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Mac Market Share
Hi All, I recently obtained data from our networking folks regarding the operating systems used on our network. Of the laptops & desktops, 39% were Macs. This really surprised me & I wondered if this is a typical figure for universities or if the data was skewed in some way. Do any of you have measures of OS laptop/desktop market share at your organizations? About two years ago I tallied our research software to see what percent had native Mac or Linux versions. They were tied at 35% for each (i.e. 65% were Windows-only). If Mac market share really has increased on campuses to around 39%, the software vendors may want to reconsider the value of developing for the Mac. Running Windows in a VM is possible, but Mac often want to simplify their lives not deal with two operating systems. Cheers, Bob P.S. Linux has 1.6% of our latop/desktop network devices. All these figures exclude iPhones, Android devices, etc. ========================================================= Bob Muenchen (pronounced Min'-chen), Manager Research Computing Support Voice: (865) 974-5230 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://oit.utk.edu/research, News: http://oit.utk.edu/research/news.php ======================================================== ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.