Viet Nam Shows Explosive Growth In Use Of GNU/Linux On The Desktop

This is getting to be the normal course of affairs, GNU/Linux drifts along for years not accomplishing much increase in share, then doubles in the first quarter last year and now doubles this quarter
IDC reports, “Vietnam is the only major growing PC market in Asia, with 610,000 PC units were shipped in Q4 2014, bringing the total PC to reach 2.13 million units; an increased of 2% growth year-over-year in 2014.” Yes! I think these web-stats may reflect where that growth in the market for legacy personal computers lies. It’s easy for GNU/Linux to increase share when the consumer is sensitive to pricing and the competition is not growing.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Viet Nam Shows Explosive Growth In Use Of GNU/Linux On The Desktop

  1. DrLoser says:

    Ummm … Robert … 2% (the top end) of 2.13 million users is, ahem, 43,000 FLOSS sign-ups.
    And apparently Vietnam “shipped” 600K+ units in Q4 alone. Now, my maths is famously shoddy, but frankly 600 – 43 doesn’t sound like a resounding defeat to me.

    (And no, I don’t believe those figures you quoted either. But I like to analyse them, rather than quote them blindly.)

    Never mind. Each and every one of those 43,000 blessed individuals will no doubt send you a Christmas card for your efforts. Or a Buddhist New Year card. Or something.

    Maybe they could contribute a triffically valuable bug report to Debian?

  2. Adam King says:

    The Vietnamese are tired of being anally raped by American capitalist pigs. All they want is freedom. GNU/Linux gives them that freedom.

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