Top 7 – NOT!

Statcounter manages to list the top 7 operating systems in USA without mentioning */Linux. Here, let me help you dig it out of “other”:
“Other” is mostly */Linux. Notice that all of ChromeOS, GNU/Linux, and Android/Linux moved up sharply with good upticks on weekends and Christmas Day. “8.1” averaged only 0.046% higher page-views than Android/Linux… That shows that in USA, */Linux is getting onto retail shelves and there’s plenty of room to increase in share. Combined with NPD’s data that even businesses and large organizations are having a similar trend and we can safely predict a continual slide for M$. NPD found 9.6% of PCs bought in USA by business/large organizations in 2013 were ChromeBooks and 8.7% were Android/Linux tablets. The only uptick M$ had in 2013 was “desktop” meaning those ugly big boxes. M$ had no growth at all in notebooks. When business and large organizations give up their addiction/slavery to M$ we know the world is changing.

NPD: “Chromebooks, and Android tablets collectively had the biggest impact on sales growth, with 1.76 million units going through the channel from January through November of this year, compared to just 400,000 units in 2012.
Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all notebook* sales, up from negligible share in the prior year, and 8 percent of all computer and tablet sales through November, up from one tenth of a percent in 2012 – the largest share increase across the various product segments.”

See Top 7 Desktop, Tablet & Console OSs in the US from 1 to 30 Dec 2013.

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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5 Responses to Top 7 – NOT!

  1. ram says:

    Hell, I’ve seen people with iPhone hardware running Android! Seems the pawnbrokers are installing Android on used iPhones and iPads and reselling them. How cool is that!

  2. Mats Hagglund says:

    I promised to check the first results of 2014 market share of this site …

    …and got the first results of new year:

    Windows: 1 696
    Linux : 150
    Mac Intosh: 172
    total. ……..2 018

    iPhone: 51
    iPad: 62
    Android: 137
    Windows Phone: 5
    total mobiles…. 255

    Android: 53,7%
    iOS: 44,3%
    Windows: 2,0%

    Windows: 84,0%
    Mac: 8,5%
    Linux: 7,5%

    Not so bad for Linux ( i reduced my own test on Linux with FF 26.0 …)

  3. Matts Haglund wrote, “I saw not a single Windows laptop their.”

    Ditto here. I don’t know anyone with mobile Wintel. I know tons of people with Android/Linux and iOS thingies. Same with retail shelf-space at Walmart. The Wintel section is smaller every time I visit.

  4. dougman says:

    Windows has become passe.

  5. Mats Hagglund says:

    3 million new ChromeBook means about total 4 million ChromeBook (with ChromeOS or some other Linux). That’s just 0,3% of total PC.

    I have seen how young people are nowadays connecting to internet: with mobiles. They are using either: Android smartphones, Android or iOS tablets. Last week i saw that change when 6 young people (age 18-28 years old, mostly students) visited me and my wife. They were our children and their friends or spouses.

    Believe me – Windows PC is more and more just history now. Not real life. I saw not a single Windows laptop their.

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