SeeTop 7 Desktop OSs in North America from 1 Jan to 14 Apr 2015.I love it when, despite a preponderance of M$’s units on retail shelves of legacy PCs, GNU/Linux takes a huge share of the market. That’s happening now in North America, where I and oldfart live. People here finally know they have a choice and are making that choice more than ever before.
I guess now the trolls will boast that M$’s rate of growth for the flagship is higher than GNU/Linux on the desktop, but we know the gap on the share of page-views is barely moving. There’s no way “8.1” will ever reach 50% in the next couple of years when GNU/Linux will likely reach over 10% share and people are clinging to “7” just as they did with XP. You know what happens now? “Positive feedback”, all kinds of people and organizations springing forth to support GNU/Linux in the market: Consumers, IT people, retailers, ISVs, OEMs, … all of those folks who used to be M$’s slaves. They are free at last. Expect growth of GNU/Linux desktops to ramp up in 2015, The Year Of The GNU/Linux Desktop. Merry Christmas to all.