“Linux usage remains flat, at about 1 percent, but Chrome OS usage is up significantly. In the last week of August, Chromebooks accounted for 0.9 percent of visits to the government’s network of sites. With the beginning of the new school year in September, those numbers began to rise sharply, reaching 1.6% in the first three weeks of November. The timing of that growth spurt suggests that Chromebooks really are making a dent in the education market.”
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As Chrome OS is a locked-down GNU/Linux desktop with a web-browser as the user-interface, I count this as a victory of GNU/Linux in the home country of that other OS. Chrome OS is thriving in schools where the next generation are getting the IT they need at a price they can afford, free of monopoly. */Linux is thriving everywhere except on the desktop so we know if the desktop OS were invented today the outcome would not be in doubt.
Often the successful attack is not a headlong charge but a flanking movement.
Oh, yes, of the “1.52 billion visits over the past 90 days”, 33.5% were not from the desktop… Android/Linux had 15% share. Oh yes, this is a victory for all things open and Free. Monopoly desktop OSs are like the zombies on “The Walking Dead” TV-series. They try to keep going missing lots of important parts but they don’t do very well despite the numbers… GNU/Linux seems to do best on weekends when folks are home during office hours.