This is a major part of the decline of Wintel in 2012/2013. The notebook category is stagnant yet Chromebooks are taking a huge share.
“Over the past few months, Chromebooks have become a part of everyday life for many people – a computer for the kitchen, for on the go, or for sharing with the family (or not). In the U.S., the Samsung Chromebook has been at the top of Amazonâ€™s best-selling laptop list for 149 days since launch and in the U.K., Dixons says Chromebooks make up more than 10 percent of laptop sales in Currys and PC World stores.”
It shows once again, if there was ever any doubt, that people do shop based on price/performance and you can’t beat the performance of FLOSS on hardware that you own. The example of the Chromebook may well convince many OEMs and retailers that they are tying themselves to a dead weight when they “recommend” that other OS and ship M$’s OS on their PCs. The world is opening up to other possibilities like Android/Linux, ChromeOS and GNU/Linux. Free/Libre Open Source Software is a cooperative project of the world to create and share great software. Linux is the heart of these operating systems, managing resources so you can run multiple tasks for multiple users simultaneously and smoothly.
I recommend Debian GNU/Linux. It works for us, not M$. If you have a PC that’s sluggish and loaded with malware or won’t boot. Try installing GNU/Linux to set it free. It won’t cost you anything but a little time. If you don’t find GNU/Linux at your local retailer, demand to know why.