Remember 2007? That was the year ASUS threw Netbooks at the world and they stuck. They were running GNU/Linux and sold out globally. ASUS had to double and redouble production to keep up with demand. Then M$ interfered with market forces by paying OEMs to install XP and kill off GNU/Linux, or did they?
Was it the netbook or Ubuntu GNU/Linux that eroded the monopoly? What they started it seems Android/Linux and Chromebooks will finish. Since shipments of Android/Linux devices exceed that of M$’s OS, this trend should continue for years to come. There’s no telling the situation in a few years except that M$’s decline was delayed but not prevented by M$’s evil deeds. Meanwhile, GNU/Linux, as Ubuntu GNU/Linux and Chrome OS will pick up whatever pieces of IT Android/Linux leaves.