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Discussion on: Why You Should Start Contributing to Open Source Software Right Now

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Daniil Baturin

W3Tech reports are thoroughly confusing.

w3techs.com/technologies/details/o... says that "Unix is used by 71.8% of all the websites" and that "Linux is used by 28.7% of all the websites.". This sounds like Unix and Linux are distinct entities. But, what's that mysterious "Unix"?

Now let's check out w3techs.com/technologies/details/o...
It says that 40% of "Unix" is Linux and 59% is "Unknown".

So, according to their report Linux knowingly powers ~60% web servers. This sounds more plausible already. A lot of the "Unknown Unix" is likely Linux as well of course.