On Wed, March 13, 2013 11:10 pm, Louigi Verona wrote:
Those numbers are absolutely incorrect.
> In fact, even if we magically get all the software everyone needs right
There are more people using Linux variants in China than the whole
population of the USA...
A lot of long term Linux users keep windows machines around only because
they like to play games. That tide is turning now for desktop gamers with
Steam for Linux.
In addition the whole gaming market is getting right royally reamed by the
mobile gaming market. With Android dominating in that space too.
There are a lot more people using Linux for daily use than the official
statistics are allowing for. Anyone who bought a dual boot machine is only
counted as running that other OS for example. Often when people buy a
barebones system running a variant of Linux they are not even counted.
Anyhow with Android, ChromeOs, Amazon Kindle, FirefoxOS, Samsung getting
behind Tizen again and Huawei making a massive push it is safe to say that
Linux on the desktop has arrived. Just not in the form that all the PC
dinosaurs were hoping for ;-)
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