Sept 15 #Linux Usage Numbers

For those new to my blog, I will be doing this twice a month, for the 1st and 15th of each month.

As a reminder, all percentages are taken from StatCounter.com who gather the stats from websites around the globe.  How many are Windows only related is anyone guess.

We had quite a few ups and downs in the percentages between September 1st and September 15th.  The biggest decrease is Falkland Islands who went from 13.36% to 0% further proving that developers should not believe what StatCounter provides as cold hard facts and instead start listening to their fans.

So who are the new top ten countries for Linux usage? (Up Down)

  1. Uruguay (12.62)
  2. Timor-Leste (9.28)
  3. Venezuela (5.81)
  4. Kiribati (4.63)
  5. Malta (4..62)
  6. Congo (4.59)
  7. Reunion (4.49)
  8. Holy See (4.2)
  9. Swaziland (3.66)
  10. Greece (3.37)

Now as with my previous posts, how does the new worldwide usage numbers look and how does that relate to possible income being lost because of developers not willing to develop for Linux PC?

The world usage based on ALL the numbers retrieved for every country listed on StatCounter is 1.12%.  When calculated towards the possible number of gamers based on each continent population taken from GeoHive, we get almost $105 million in sales each month based on games that have a $15/month subscription fee.  When calculated based on a $60 game, the possible earnings is almost $419 million.

If you are wondering how I get those numbers, simply refer to my August 15 usage post.  There you will find a complete break down on how the calculation is done.

Game Play on #Linux: Toki Tori

This is just a simple and short game play video showing how the game runs on a PC running GNU/Linux.

System Specs:

AMD A8-5600K
8GB DDR3 RAM
Xubuntu 15.04
Dual Display @ 1440×900 each
GeForce GTX 770 4GB GDDR5
Asus FM2A75M-DGS-R2.0

Kernal 3.19.0.26-generic
Desktop XFCE 4

Why #Canadians SHOULD Vote @JustinTrudeau – Pt4. #RealChange

Welcome back to part 4 of my personal opinion on why Canadians should vote for Justin Trudeau.

In this post I am going to talk about Trudeau plan on cancelling tax breaks and benefits for the wealthy.  This should be another no brainer for Canadians, especially if you fall in to the low income bracket which should be most Canadians given how many jobs are lost each year to other countries…Thank you free trade!

Over the years, the wealthy have received tax breaks after tax breaks after tax breaks.  With all those breaks, where does the government look to recover that loss in income, from the low income earners whom are already struggling to get by each month.  Cost of rent these days are at least twice than what the average citizen can afford.  Those on government assistance are most at risk of having to live on the street or resort to illegal activity just so they can afford a roof over their head.

This is why cancelling tax breaks for the wealthy is much needed.

Come back tomorrow for part 5.