tomorrow the world

A slightly breathless new post over at omgubuntu proudly boasts that the market share of Linux on the desktop jumped “from 0.96% in January 2011 to 1.41% by the year’s end.” (That could equally be be written as a close to 50% rise in Linux’ popularity). No doubt this will scare the pants off Steve Ballmer.

I can’t help being amused by the comments below this post which run like this:

1. Thanks to Unity!

2. Despite unity.

3. Despite unity & gnome shell.

4. Thanks to gnome & despite unity.

5. Thanks to Ubuntu.

6. Thanks to Linux Mint.

This sort of united, combined front in opposition to proprietary software is exactly what will drive free software to say, oh around 2% of the desktop.

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