UPDATE Earlier, I posted some very low numbers that Google gave me for that other OS. The ones below are more consistent. I have also added links in the table.
Canada is my home but my government is just opening to FLOSS and M$ has lots of lock-in here so I am always curious how China sees both given the quite different situation. I figured out a way to do it using Google. Google counts web sites. Why not count websites mentioning Linux and that other OS in China and Canada? I used the site:.ca or site:.cn parameters. To compensate for “windows” being a generic term for an opening in a wall in English, I subtracted from “windows” counts in both the .ca and .cn stuff counts for “door”. Here are the results for the last 30 days:
|That other OS||5820K||1840K|
Clearly, GNU/Linux has a dominant position in China by this measure. With hundreds of millions soon to gain access to IT in China, GNU/Linux has a bright future. China has more users of the Internet, buys more smart phones and sooner or later will have more PCs of all kinds than USA where that other OS reigns.