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The Surprisingly Juicy Desktop Linux Market Share Report

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There's no doubt the Linux world has seen its share of good news over the past year or so, but every once in a while a tidbit comes along that calls for a little extra fanfare.

Case in point: Recent data from research firm Net Applications suggests that desktop Linux's market share has jumped considerably over the past few months.

Want specifics? Here goes: The company's NetMarketShare service just recently reported that Linux's market share on the desktop has steadily increased since the summer, going from 0.97 percent in July to a new high of 1.41 percent last month.

Other data sources have long reported more than the nagging "1 percent" figure for some time already, of course, but to see news like this from none other than Net Applications itself? Well, it's pretty exciting.

Is the Year of Desktop Linux finally upon us? That's what bloggers far and wide have been struggling to figure out.

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