Here we are a year after M$ introduced its flagship… How’s it doing?
(Data from StatCounter. I combined “other” and “Linux” as Android/Linux + GNU/Linux being */Linux because some countries show Linux and Other and some show Android and Other. They need one more category.)
Oh-Oh! Despite all those salesmen and the bad habits of buyers everywhere, the thing is flattening out to the point where it looks as though “8” may never exceed 10% share of client OS page-views… Meanwhile, with more salesmen every month, */Linux continues steadily upward.
Despite all those salesmen, the bad habits of buyers everywhere and savage lock-ins, the thing is on a downward trend with no end in sight. The average growth of */Linux share for the past year has been +2.5% per month while that other OS has a decline of 0.22% per month. The king just cannot get water to run uphill. I look forward to M$’s report to the SEC to be published in a week.