Even StatCounter, which undercounts */Linux severely, shows the trends:
- ChromeOS/Linux grew 500%! Well, it grew 100% since the push to have it accepted by OEMs in mid-2013.
- Android/Linux grew 300%!
- GNU/Linux grew 35%!
Those may seem good but not spectacular numbers until you realize that’s over all client operating systems visiting StatCounter’s herd, a sample of nearly 2 billion clients. It means altogether */Linux has ~65million clients. We know that’s low because of the Android/Linux smartphone and tablet shipments… Meanwhile, Wintel is declining severely. Whatever. It’s been a great year and these web-stats show only the tip of the iceberg.