A few numbers say it all. M$’s share of hits on Wikimedia:
I guess we know what many good girls and boys found under their Christmas-tree, eh? Tablets and smartphones not running that other OS. iThingies apparently more than doubled their use of Wikipedia and Android/Linux increased 50%. I suppose that’s biased to English-speaking regions mostly because Android/Linux is kicking iOS’ butt lately but I doubt the story about M$’s share was much different in other parts where I see folks walking around with a smartphone up to their ears. Acres of smartphones on retail shelves do make a difference in the marketplace:
How low will M$’s share be a year from now? On another note, “8” has just passed GNU/Linux share months after release. M$ used to do that with a new release in the first month. I’ll bet Ballmer is thinking his best days are long gone.