Check out their report for September: That other OS only 49.52%, Linux 10.92%. That last item includes Android/Linux which is 8.50%, so GNU/Linux nets 2.42%. Yes!
That’s not exactly wonderful and I believe the unit share of GNU/Linux is much higher than that for several reasons. However, the growth of share is spectacular:
|month||share||growth per month|
|June||1.62%||16% per month|
|July||2.07%||28% per month|
|August||2.59%||25% per month|
|September||2.42%||-6.5% per month|
Some GNU/Linux units are selling or being installed. It could be Ubuntu GNU/Linux or Chromebooks. “Linux Other” is huge compared to Ubuntu GNU/Linux, 1.94% versus 0.45%. “Other” sounds like ChromeOS, too new to be in the scripts yet.
So, the FUD that Chromebooks are not selling is false. They must be selling at a huge rate to impact the stats so sharply.