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Maybe off topic, but some quite good statistics can be obtained from the RC5-72 project and similar of distributed.net.


I am surprised no-one else found this, but there is a Wikipedia page dedicated to the architectures supported by Linux. There are too many to list here, but I will list the Linux architectures officially supported by Debian, since this is a good indication of what is commonly used: i386: x86 architecture designed for Intel/AMD 32-bit PCs. Also compatible ...


One of the Linux successes is it rumbling on IBM Z Series (their mainframes).


Supported platforms: Alpha, ARC, ARM, AVR32, Blackfin, C6x, ETRAX CRIS, FR-V, H8/300, Hexagon, Itanium, M32R, m68k, META, Microblaze, MIPS, MN103, OpenRISC, PA-RISC, PowerPC, s390, S+core, SuperH, SPARC, TILE64, Unicore32, x86, Xtensa More information can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux


There's a partial list of platforms in the Linux Kernel FAQ, under the platforms section titled: What Platforms Does Linux Support?. excerpt Ports are currently available for: Compaq Alpha AXP Sun SPARC and UltraSPARC Motorola 68000 PowerPC PowerPC64 ARM Hitachi SuperH IBM zSeries and S/390 MIPS HP PA-RISC Intel IA-64 DEC ...


ARM is huge for linux. Aside from the Rasberry Pi and other hobbyist ARM SoC you have every Android phone and tablet and many of the Chromebooks running Linux on ARM. I couldn't find any hard numbers on total devices in use, but total android activations number somewhere north of 1 billion. The Chromebooks are Amazon's best selling laptops, though not ...

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