Re: "Vanishingly Small"
"If ME, Vista and Win8 didn't chase people off, 10's not going to have much of an impact."
And considering we're approaching the point where 10 overtakes 7 in user share it shows that there really hasn't been an impact on the Desktop.
And Linux is still not fit for your average user. I just set up two PCS, one for the other half with Windows 10 and one for me as my regular "how good or not is it now" Linux test. These were both 3 year old Dells of very similar spec. The Windows 10 one installed everything, connected to the home network, spotted the printer and installed that - no driver issues, nothing. On windows 10 I want to set up the backups -browse the network to the NAS to get the software - all fine and dandy. Now this is a mainstream printer and NAS by well known names so I expected no problems. Linux - all drivers installed correctly - all well and good - except the printer. A bit of googling later and some command line work and it's all good. NAS drive - a bit off googling (I don't use Linux often) later and I get shares and configs all set up.
That is what will stop your average user - they will simply stop at "a bit of googling and command line stuff" and go back to Windows. Who could blame them? It takes 1/2 hour to install Windows and it all works. It takes 15 minutes to install Linux - good it's quicker, but then 2 hours to faff and figure.
Just not good enough for Johnny or Jane average.