I just noticed this tasty tidbit from China:
“Windows and Unix command market shares of 41.8 percent and 53.9 percent, respectively.”
So, with a billion future users of PCs in China, that other OS is starting from 42% and GNU/Linux is starting from 2.5% with three times the growth rate… Doom for that other OS. We know GNU/Linux can take on most UNIX loads and it is less expensive. That leaves that other OS as just another OS, not a monopoly. HeHeHe. All the while, folks think GNU/Linux is a marginal/niche/tiny OS.
That assumes a constant growth rate and UNIX disappears. I would bet that once GNU/Linux gets to 10% or so it will grow faster and overtake that other OS. TIme will tell. It is all good news.
Lest the trolls find something to celebrate in this, these figures are growth in sales… Think of the numbers of free copies of GNU/Linux that could propagate in China.