Market Share Analysis

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The goal of this page is to collect and present all kinds of data in an organized way that allows estimating the market share. The page tries to analyze the market share of all products including StarOffice and Novell's Edition of Therefore, does not try to distinguish between different flavors and combines numbers where appropriate (e.g. survey numbers).

Another wiki resource that can be used for improving and extending this page is the list of Major Deployments. This list also has some useful data.

The Project's target market share can be found in the Strategic Marketing Plan Usage Goals.

Known Deployment Numbers

This table is sorted by country, except global deployments listed first.

Country Customer/User Industry/Vertical Number of Seats Status Links to Public Information
US/Global Sun Microsystems IT > 30,000 Completed
US/Global Everex (First International Computer) Retail PC > 20,000 Ongoing
Global Novell IT 4,000 Completed


Australia De Bortoli Wines Food & Beverage 200 Completed


Austria City of Vienna Government 18,000 Started [3]
Belgium Department of Justice Government 4,000 Started [4] [5]
Brazil Banco do Brasil Finance 35,000 Started [6] [7] [8]
Brazil Federal Government Organizations Government 50,000 Started [9]
Denmark HK Handel Trade Union 1,200 Planned [10]
Finland Ministry of Justice Government 10,000 Started [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]
France Groupe Laurent Distribution 650 Completed
France Gendarmerie Nationale Government 70,000 Started [16]
France Tax Agency Government 80,000 Started [17]
France Ministry of Equipment Government 55,000 Started [18]
France Ministry of Interior Government 50,000 Started Adullact
France Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing Government 15,000 Completed [19]
France Ministry of Finance Government 8,000 Done
France French Customs Government 16,000 Started Adullact
France French National Assembly Government 1,100 Planned [20] [21]
France Region Ile de France (Capital Region) Government 175,000 (USB keys) Planned


France PSA Peugeot Citroen Manufacturing 20,000 Started


Germany Federal Foreign Office (Foreign Ministry) Government 300+ Started [24]
Germany City of Munich Government 15,000 Started [25]
Germany City of Freiburg Government 2,000 Planned [26]
Germany Stuttgarter Versicherung Finance 900 Completed [27]
Germany LVM Finance 7,700 Completed [28]
Italy "Galliera" Public Hospital, Genoa Health 500 Completed [29]-
Netherlands City of Heerenveen Government 400 Started [30]
Netherlands City of Vaals Government 90 Started [31]
Netherlands City of Groningen Government 3,600 Planned [32]
Republic of Macedonia Ministry of Finance Government > 150 Completed
Republic of Macedonia Every Elementary and Secondary School Education 180,000 Started [33]
Singapore Ministry of Defence Government 25,000 Completed [34]
Spain / Extremadura Education, Health Service, Public Libraries and Public Administration of Extremadura Governement, Education 70,000 Started
Spain / Andalucía Education, Guadalinfo Centers, Public Libraries Governement, Education 255,000 Started
Spain / Catalunya Public Schools Education 60,000 Started
Spain City of Zaragoza Government 3,000 Started [35]
Sweden Municipality of Motala Education 1,400 Completed pereriksson at openoffice dot org
Turkey Ankara Atatürk Public Hospital Health 500 Completed -
Turkey Central Bank of Turkey Finance 2500 Completed -
UK Bristol City Council Government 5,000 Completed [36]

Known Distribution Numbers

Country Number of Copies Version and Language Information Links to Public Information
Global 98,300,000 downloads from main site [37]
Spain 1,500,000 downloads from RedIRIS mirror site
India 3,500,000 Tamil [38]
India 3,500,000 Hindi [39]
Portugal 1,600,000 CD's distributed by the Portuguese Ministry of Education [40]

Analyst Statements

Date (Month/Year) Analyst Estimated Market Share Market Details Links to Public Information
December 2003 Jupiter Research 6% Small and Medium Businesses in North America [41]
March 2004 Forrester 8.5% out of 140 major North America companies [42]
October 2005 Yankee Group 19% Small and Medium Businesses [43]


Date (Month/Year) Country Publisher Usage / Market Share at Home Usage / Market Share at Work Links to Public Information
2003 Netherlands 22% 12% [44]
2006 Germany TechConsult N/A 8% of desktop systems running Linux (and thus most likely [45]
2007 International Freeform Dynamics close to 20% about 7% [46]

PC's by Country

  • Countries with the Largest Population [47]
  • World's 50 Most Populous Countries: 2005 [48]
  • Nationmaster.COM Population [49]
  • PCs In-Use [50]
  • Short summary of a new Forrester study titled ""Worldwide PC Adoption Forecast to 2015" [51]
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