Re: I wonder how well this would run Linux?
> its market share has staggered up to 1.74% according to Gartner. It's doing worse then windows phone!
Maybe but Linux on Phone and Tablets (eg Android) is 80%.
Also it would be useful to know what that alleged 1.74% is measuring. Is it PCs and laptops sold with Linux installed (most Linux machines were originally sold with Windows or are built from parts)? Is it website accesses by Linux machines without NoScript going to particular sites (sites that may not be interesting to Linux users)? Is it sales revenue of OS sales?
The same problem applies to 'Server statistics' where the measurement is sales revenue. Most Linux servers are bought as a bare machine and then the distro of choice is installed thus those represent 0%.