There was recently a comment here to the effect that we are not hearing of huge migrations so GNU/Linux must be stagnating. The truth is that because GNU/Linux costs so little and is so flexible, major migrations are going “under the radar”. They are happening without the need to report upstream major expenditures.
“Although Linux deployments are occurring en-mass, they are often not at all emphasized. This makes gauging the true breadth of Linux growth in the region nearly impossible. But it is indeed widespread and widely used.”
This is what I observed in schools in Canada. Individuals fed up with holding M$’s train just installed GNU/Linux and moved on leaving “the tax”, the restrictions and phoning home all behind. This is no doubt part of the slowdown in legacy PC shipments. Older PCs are being given new life with GNU/Linux and running and running… just like the EverReady Bunny.
There’s further good news from a series of posts by the same authour, Mark Rais, senior editor reallylinux.com: