iOS ousts Linux to become 3rd most popular Web platform

A recent study by Net Applications has found that iOS now has 1.13% of global internet market share compared to 0.85% for Linux and 0.20% for Android as of the end of August 2010. That makes iOS the third most popular Web platform on the planet only three years after its debut. Microsoft Windows is still top dog with a commanding 91.34% while Mac OS is second at a respectable but declining 5.00%.

I’d love to see these numbers again a few years from now. With mobile internet use set to overtake desktop use within the next five years, I would not be surprised to see iOS and Android firmly entrenched in the top three.

Source: Net Applications via TiPb