“The change over the last three years is staggering,” Kenyon says. “We will pre-load well over 10 million PCs with Ubuntu this year and we are more than doubling users every year in India and China.”
Still think desktop GNU/Linux is not happening? Languishing at 1%? Nope. If Ubuntu is being shipped on 2% of new PCs and it’s only one of many distros shipping on new PCs and users can install GNU/Linux easily and businesses, educational institutions and governments are deploying GNU/Linux in bunches, GNU/Linux’s share of the desktop is much larger.
Fedora, RedHat, Suse, Debian GNU/Linux are being taken up at a serious rate and there are language/culture specific distros all around the world meeting specific needs. Distrowatch shows many more hits per day for distros other than Ubuntu. Canonical’s data ignores ARMed stuff.