Children are the future and most of them are in schools using IT of some sort. “About 22% of the school districts in the U.S. are now using Google Chromebooks. That’s over 5,000 K-12 schools”
Wintel cannot undo the “damage” to the monopoly of millions of children experiencing other operating systems. MacOS/Apple is getting a share and so now is ChromeOS/Google-and-partners. Already Chromebooks are getting retail shelf-space. The monopoly is on its last legs in its home base, USA. Within a year or so even GNU/Linux will get a share of retail shelf-space all over USA. M$’s revenue from clients is heading for a drop of at least 25% and more likely 50%. That’s not growth. That’s decline. Get used to it. This is happening at a time when legacy PC sales are dropping, a double whammy. Clearly, “anything but M$” is a growth industry on the client side. It won’t be long before everyone realizes they can do without the Windows tax.
I recommend Debian GNU/Linux for clients, servers and everything else. It’s the universal operating system and it has none of the drawbacks of Wintel: high price, low reliability, malware, re-re-reboots, etc.