I did a calculation today of the top adopters of GNU/Linux in Europe. Excluding Italy, which is exceptional, I found the share percentage increase was ~0.5% for the first quarter. The graph omits this week because data for Sunday is still unavailable. The black line is the sum weighted by Internet-connected populations: Spain 34M, France 54M, and Germany 68M. A rise of 0.5% represents 1M increase in users, assuming share of page-views = share of desktop PCs = share of users.
Yesterday, there was a massive Easter dinner party at my house. It started at noon and lasted to midnight… I was introduced to man and his family visiting from El Salvador. Of course, I asked him if they used GNU/Linux much in El Salvador and he replied that they did. He uses GNU/Linux on his notebook. His wife tried it as well but lacked features for dealing with images (searching, notations, …). Unfortunately, he was new to GNU/Linux and could not easily find the applications she needed, like FotoXX or Gallery.
GNU/Linux is doing well in El Salvador.