See StatCounterIt was only a few years ago that the sycophants of M$ were trumpeting that */Linux was struggling to reach ~1% share of the desktop anywhere. Many of those were in USA. Well, the chickens have come home to roost in The Year Of The Linux Desktop. */Linux has ~5% share. Are we there yet? Nope. FLOSS is still going places and growing stronger every year. Classical GNU/Linux grew rapidly until mid-year when Android/Unknown and Chrome OS took up slack. It’s all good.
- amicus_curious 2010/09/08: “What you need is some motivation for an OEM to sell new machines with Linux pre-installed at a price lower than that with Windows pre-installed. That isnâ€™t going to ever happen.”
- Contrarian 2011/07/23: ” Meanwhile uptake of Linux itself is stagnant, remaining below a 1% acceptance rate.
Linux is a perfectly acceptable solution in a lot of cases, but it has no effective means of promotion and so remains just a footnote in the history of desktop computing. When you do see it listed, it is usually referred to as â€œothersâ€.”
- Mike Hunt 2011/02/25: “Weâ€™ll be back in a couple of years to remind you of this post because Linux will be at the same place itâ€™s been for 15 years: < 1%"
Chuckle. He who laughs last laughs best.