Number of Linux desktop users

Just a random thought. I was wondering how many active Linux desktop users are there.  Turns out, we can do simple back-of-envelope calculation for this. Some estimates put the number of active desktops at around 1.4 billion. Linux desktop marketshare (from various stats such as netmarketshare and steam) appears to be around 1.5%. That leads us to around 21m active Linux desktop users. 

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