We have data on 889,357 companies that use Linux. The companies using Linux are most often found in United States and in the Computer Software industry. Linux is most often used by companies with 10-50 employees and 1M-10M dollars in revenue. Our data for Linux usage goes back as far as 2 years and 5 months.
We use the best indexing techniques combined with advanced data science to monitor the market share of over 15,000 technology products, including Operating Systems. By scanning billions of public documents, we are able to collect deep insights on every company, with over 100 data fields per company at an average. In the Operating Systems category, Linux has a market share of about 33.1%. Other major and competing products in this category include:
Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Trovalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short). Popular Linux distributions include Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
Looking at Linux customers by industry, we find that Computer Software (6%) is the largest segment.
33% of Linux customers are in United States, 6% are in United Kingdom and 6% are in Germany.
Of all the customers that are using Linux, a majority (64%) are small (<50 employees), 10% are large (>1000 employees) and 27% are medium-sized.
Of all the customers that are using Linux, a majority (69%) are small (<$50M), 8% are large (>$1000M) and 16% are medium-sized.