Re: First hand numbers, just in case
" I wonder why though a tiny amount of Linux desktops as a percentage isn't considered a fail when a similar percentage of windows mobiles in use was."
'Linux' isn't a single entity with an agenda, marketing budget, or desire to be a monopoly.
'Linux' doesn't in general come installed on hardware ( Android excepted)
'Linus' doesn't try to force itself on you.
People using Linux, in general, have chosen to. That is they've bought a computer without OS or dual-booted or deleted a Windows installation and put a Linux on.