I write this article because all the statistics i see about the use of operating systems never see reality. All the statistics say that the desktop is used very little, I don’t know how obtained this data, but it seems a very low percentage for what I see daily. In server is in first place, thanks to Internet servers and infrastructure servers in enterprise environments. In mobile environment dominates the market with Android, but there are other alternative like WebOS or maemo/ meego, badly exploited by the manufacturers.
But I never see the number of devices containing Linux over other systems, in this case the difference would be overwhelming, virtually everyone with access to electronic devices using Linux in their daily lives. If I look around, I can see a TV, a router. a PVR and a A/V Receviver using linux. Virtually any electronic device that uses the network or have to process audio or video using an embedded linux.
Most manufacturers do not usually advertise, but you can know perfectly well that all tend to attach a copy of the GPL with their manuals. It is curious that this does not publish more so, even in wikipedia only talk about phones, as this means that virtually everyone uses Linux in their daily lives and therefore the use of Linux is far superior to any other system operating on the planet.
The good thing is that users do not have problems and advanced users can make changes, in some cases even with the consent of the manufacturer, to increase the functionality of the device to achieve functionality that are only available on new devices, so reducing named “planned obsolescence” and make much better her investment.
So if linux will work perfectly in your living room, why not prove that you work on your pc ? and abandon once and systems that limit you and force you to do what you require and not what you want.