How many people use it Ubuntu? Is it widespread? According to all studies, Ubuntu is used less than Mac and much less than Windows, but what happens when other factors are taken into account? Well we realize that very famous companies like Netflix, Snapchat, Dropbox, Uber, Tesla or even the ISS (International Space Station) have one thing in common: they all use an operating system version that Canonical launched in 2004 (Ubuntu 4.10 was the first version of all).
As all readers of this blog should already know, the next 21st will be released publicly Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) i Dustin Kirkland has helped to create the infographic you will be able to see after the cut. The infographic has been made to celebrate the release of the next version of Ubuntu, a version that should be the first of the long-awaited convergence (although it seems that it will not arrive in time to use Unity 8).
Ubuntu is everywhere
The problem with being able to do a reliable count is that anyone can download and install Ubuntu without having to register each of their installations. If, for example, a user has three computers and an Ubuntu ISO is downloaded, the only thing Canonical can know is that the image has been downloaded once, when that image has been used on three computers. If it happens that this user installs Ubuntu on 10 colleagues, the same download would be used on 13 computers. How to make one real count? it’s impossible.
But Ubuntu is present in millions of computers, public clouds, proven clouds, drones, IoT devices (the Internet of Things) and is increasingly present in more and more mobile devices. We can only say two things: one is the first sentence of the infographic, that “Ubuntu is everywhere.” The other thing we can say is that Ubuntu is used more than we think so it can be explained. Will it increase its market share from April 21?