See Top 7 Desktop OSs in France from 1 Jan to 14 Apr 2015.It’s not often I get to gloat but it’s fun when it happens. This is one of those times. A few weeks ago, I wrote about GNU/Linux breaking out in French desktops.
One of our regular commentators questioned my conclusions rather strenuously:
kurkosdr wrote, on March 29, 2015 at 11:25 am “You do realize that I am dutifully bookmarking posts like these, right? So, when your predictions based on a short time period and on statistical noise made significant by chart cropping turn out to be false, I â€˜ll have a wealth of material to use for mocking purposes.” in response to 8 Weeks In France – GNU/Linux Triumphs On The Desktop
Whooo Hoo! Yeah! [GLOAT] 8-))[/GLOAT] At this rate, in France, GNU/Linux, which has already overtaken “8”, will overtake Vista shortly and XP this summer. Meanwhile, “8.1” has stopped growing at all and “7” is declining. At some point, even the trolls will accept that 10 or more weeks of steady growth is not a glitch but a trend. That other OS is on retail shelves but isn’t selling well and GNU/Linux is available and being accepted.
“SystÃ¨me d’exploitatation (O.S)
Linux UbuntuÂ® 14.04.2 LTS 64bits +100 Extras + Cinnamon + Pilotes + installation +0,00 â‚¬ (details)
Linux UbuntuÂ® 14.04.2 LTS 64bits +100 Extras + Cinnamon + Pilotes + installation + clÃ© USB de restauration systÃ¨me +39,00 â‚¬ (details)
Linux Mint v17.1 64bits sous Cinnamon +0,00 â‚¬ (details)
Linux Mint v17.1 64bits sous cinnamon + clÃ© USB de restauration systÃ¨me +39,00 â‚¬ (details)
Microsoft Windows 7 Seven Premium FR 64 bits (max 16go mÃ©moire) +125,00 â‚¬ (details)
Microsoft Windows 7 Seven Pro en franÃ§ais 64 bits +189,00 â‚¬ (details)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Premium en franÃ§ais 64 bits +119,00 â‚¬ (details)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro en franÃ§ais 64 bits +179,00 â‚¬ (details)
â–ºTestez la!â–º ClÃ© USB Windows 10 Preview 64bits + Pilotes ( voir dÃ©tails* ) +39,00 â‚¬ (details)”
And, yes, those folks actually have bricks and mortar stores and they don’t recommend That Other OS…
Perhaps a significant portion of French consumers actually take action in the face of published prices for the operating system instead of bundling/hiding. Perhaps they actually want competition in the market.