Jeff Kalberg writes in the
"A recent IDC InfoBrief identified Linux as the only endpoint operating system growing globally. While Windows market share remains flat, at 39% in 2015 and 2017, Linux has grown from 30% in 2015 to 35% in 2017, worldwide. And the trend is accelerating.
Considering everywhere that systems built around the Linux kernel are used, we quickly realize that Linux is the most dominating operating system in the comparatively brief history of computer technology. Information systems have changed dramatically since August 1991 when Linus Torvalds announced, 'I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.' With all due respect to the icons of open source, Linus is without question the Nicolas Tesla of information technology..."