#1521 01.01.2023 15:41 AP

blog.liw.fi: Rant: year of Linux on the desktop

Next year, 2023, will be my thirtieth year of Linux on the desktop, and the thirtieth year of being told it’s not possible to use Linux on the desktop, or to only use Linux on the desktop. Some of the people telling me this weren’t born when I started using Linux on the desktop.


#1495 25.12.2022 22:59 AP

2022 was the year of Linux on the Desktop

Thanks to the 2022 StackOverflow developer survey we can finally say 2022 was the year of Linux on the Desktop!

Linux as a primary operating system had been steadily climbing for the past 5 years. 2018 through 2021 saw steady growth with 23.2% , 25.6% , 26.6% , 25.3% , and finally in 2022 the usage was 40.23%. Linux usage was more than macOS in 2021, but only by a small margin. 2022 it is now 9% more than macOS.