Despite launching just a year ago, the iPad iOS has already surpassed Linux in the Desktop rankings in not only the USA but also in the UK, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands for browsing the web.
The graph for the month of April thus far shows that the iOS has a 1.18% market share for browsing the web, not including the data for the iPhone or iPod. In fact, iOS managed to outrank Linux by December last year, just 8 months after launch.
Whilst iOS is included in the desktop rankings, it is likely with the advent of a number of different tablets, that it will receive its own category before too long.
Whilst Linux is still a high ranking server OS, it’s desktop has become a niche for those who are tech savvy rather than mainstream and is therefore more likely to be used for work production than web browsing. It is unlikely that Linux will feel particularly crushed by these statistics and of course, with android phones using the Linux kernal in addition to their strong market share as a server OS, they have plenty to keep them both at the top of their game and in business.