post 1: Defining where Microsoft has significant market share
A desktop that comes with a Windows license can receive the "patch" of another operating system and then "bug one" is "fixed." I ask you, the Internet, the favor of declaring to the world in a place visible by a search engine of the resolution. With that said, I hearby announce that my Compaq C770 came with a Vista license but I never agreed to the EULA. I installed Ubutnu before first boot. Nick admits that the Linux installbase is far greater than reported due to unreported deployments. The Microsoft tax is another post for another day.
The point of this post is to track where the market share of Microsoft has a chance of being prevalent in Qtr 2 2011 along with my current estimates of Microsoft market share. If someone has a suggestion for another area of concentration to track, please do mention it.
Office Suites 90% (Google Docs counts. I'm not sure if I should count absence from an Office Suite in the market share breakdown)
Servers 30% - defined as a COTS machine providing a service such as www, email, databases, file share, etc. Voip is a different animal and will be tracked seperately, clarity requested by </a></b></a>beeporama
Video Game Consoles 10% - defined has must hookup to a television or other monitor, clarity requested by
Mobile Phone 5% (the words Blackberry and iPhone are competing to be the Kleenex in the smartphone market. I see Microsoft not as relevant, but fxchip asked so I'm tracking it. Any non Microsoft branded phone counts)
I will make posts from time to time with actual stats and other stories of where things are going.