Linux has been languishing, according to StatCounter, at below 1% share until recently and I thought I would collect data to see how it fared on different continents.
As you can see, the rate of growth of installed base is greatest in North America and Europe and slowest in Africa and Asia. Since the latter two are the very populous we should reflect for a moment to think what could be the reason. That advantages of GNU/Linux should be great for emerging economies not locked in to that other OS, but it seems the illegal copying has given Wintel a very large share at the same time that Android/Linux computers are taking share from Wintel.
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