Google Tops Bing Among Open Source Users
An ad network broke down some of its search engine traffic and uncovered an interesting data point regarding the battle between and Linux and Windows.
Chitika compared the operating system and search engine data for 163 million searches and learned that a staggering 94.61 percent of all Linux traffic was from Google.
That's compared with 78.54 percent of Windows user searches.
Meanwhile, only 8 percent of Windows users searched Bing, with a mere .77 percent of Linux searches came via Bing. Even Ask.com beat Bing for Linux users, with 1.07 percent.
The surprising thing about this, if there is one, Fort Lauderdale computer repair experts say, is that the 8 percent of Windows users searching Bing is more or less on par with Bing's overall search engine market share (8.9 percent).
Nut would anyone really expect Linux users to use Bing?
Users choose Linux because they flat-out hate Microsoft, are tired of the whole Microsoft Windows experience, or hate Microsoft because they are tired of the whole Windows experience. This is an established pattern in recent years.
The battle continues with even higher stakes, as Linux is now shipping in more netbooks. It is also becoming a greater part of the mobile OS market.
Could it be that Bing traffic from Linux users (about nine out of more than 163 million) are accidental searches, or just executed to test Bing out?
That would make sense, at least anecdotally. It's not often that a search engine with a $100 million marketing campaign emerges to take on mighty Google.
Regardless of the ongoing battle for market share raging between Linux and Windows, users probably want to check Bing out at least for fun. But don't expect any lingering, significant changes in overall user preference.