Re: The future of MS-OS.
I believe consumers are essentially lost to MS with tablets and smartphones being the devices of choice. MS is an enterprise oriented company and has been for years. There are enough people in most companies who are aware of the Linux and that many distros are easy to transition to. The only hold up will be specialized packages only available on Windows that keep some "loyal". Many are not actively researching their options yet - they just finished migrating from XP. Others are probably being quiet about it.
Plus many IT pros are strong FOSS advocates and Linux & BSD are FOSS OSes. We use MS because that is what we are given not by choice