“Google saw Chrome rise to take the number one spot in market share”, from January through mid-July, Stephen Baker, NPD’s vice president of industry analysis, says.”
See Why would Dell sell a business Chromebook that competes with Office and Windows 10?Chuckle… M$’s monopoly is definitely dying in USA in 2015. Not only are most OEMs shipping some GNU/Linux, and many retailers display GNU/Linux, and Android/Linux is everywhere, but now, in USA, M$’s home, businesses are buying and selling GNU/Linux as Chromebooks. For the greater certainty, NPD reports that 50% of notebook unit sales this summer were Chromebooks for business. Oh my… Google’s cloud is competing with M$’s cloud, apps and all.
This is looking good for */Linux. School’s out now, but in a few weeks, the kids will be back on line in USA with their Chromebooks and GNU/Linux desktops and the salesmen of many businesses will be accessing their web-applications via Chromebooks and M$’s share of the desktop OS will tank, almost certainly reaching new lows, even in the year of “10” the last of M$’s desktop OS.
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