“Global smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter will increase to 396.8 million units, leading to 1.326 billion units for 2015 which will rise 10.1% on year.”
See Digitimes Research: Over 331 million smartphones shipped globally in 3Q15Wow! M$ used to brag about being an ubiquitous platform. Whatever they were pales into insignificance in comparison to */Linux on the smartphone. In a single year, enough smartphones have shipped to replace most of the PCs running That Other OS in the world. I know at lot of those are replacements for the fashion-conscious but a lot are for first-time IT-owners in emerging markets. Even in established markets many people rarely touch a legacy PC and have these things strapped to their belts or in their warm hands most of the day. This is a revolution in IT making desktops and servers seem antiquated. Linux fuels it. Apple and M$ are just small players even though they make some money in it.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.