Dell is in the business of selling PCs and servers. If they write, “Emerging Markets are Embracing Linux
Although the United States continues to play a very influential role in the evolution of Linux, it is other countries and regions that are driving real Linux growth and adoption. China, India, Brazil, Germany, France, and Italy are but a few of the countries adopting Linux at triple-digit growth rates. Linux’s low Total Cost of Ownership and outstanding reliability continue to be major driving forces.”, I expect they know what’s going on and are working to supply GNU/Linux wherever they can.
According to NetApplications GNU/Linux in those countries is like this:
If so, “triple-digit” growth means that other OS will likely lose 2-3% of its share annually. It’s all good. From Dell’s perspective if a few percent share is worth providing, in a year or two it will be essential for all OEMs to provide GNU/Linux more widely.