How many Linux users are there anyway? It depends on how you count them! And can you actually count them?
Yes counting website based traffic really does not do justice as some Linux machines are running as media machines that are just accessing say Netflix and YouTube, others are running on multiple Raspberry Pi's in a house, and they often all sit behind one public IP address for a household, or a school lab of 30 machines may not even be connected to the Internet.
Remember Linux has many distros and there is no registration or sales per machine like with Windows, and one download could install or update 5 computers in a house, or 200 in a business....
So the legacy model of a typical computer being only a desktop computer that browses everywhere on the Internet, and has to have its OS registered for use and downloaded per computer is not true for Linux.
So to be honest who really knows how much Linux is actually installed and used?
|How many Linux users are there anyway? | ZDNet
It depends on how you count them.