USA, Home of the Brave…

USA is a complex country. It has great diversity in many ways yet it is stuck on M$, and Apple, for that matter. Still, USA has lots of activity around FLOSS and GNU/Linux, just not much on desktops unless you know where to look. That could be changing sooner rather than later.

Chrome OS is rising very sharply. GNU/Linux is not dead either, getting a fairly constant share of new devices. The result is that even in M$’s backyard, */Linux could be taking ~10% share of StatCounter’s page-views in a year or so. That’s enough to affect M$’s bottom line which explains the shrill “Scroogled” ad campaigns. Chuckle. Telling US consumers not to buy a competitor’s stuff is like waving a flag at a bull. */Linux is getting $hundreds of millions of free advertising and establishing the viability of “the brand”. It was easier to ignore */Linux when M$ was and when many millions did not have */Linux running in a device in their hands… Now everyone from OEM to retailers sees the wave of adoption coming. They’re not boarding up windows. They are clearing shelf-space for */Linux.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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