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 â€“ the largest share increase across the various product segments.”