According to the website StatsCounter, Google’s Android operating system is less than two percentage points away from dethroning Microsoft Windows as the world’s most popular operating system.
Call it the revenge of Linux or the rise of the so-call developing world, either way the moment when Android does finally surpass Windows will be the end of an era and a watershed moment in the ongoing shift of global momentum away from North America and Western Europe.
Microsoft’s monopoly is going, going—almost gone
Looking at worldwide market share as of February 2017, Microsoft Windows still leads all operating systems with 38.59 percent; however Google’s Linux-based Android had a share of 37.42 percent—only 1.17 percent behind.
Apple’s two operating systems—iOS and OS X—are a distant third and fourth, with 12.99 percent and 5.24 percent respectively and GNU…
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