As a linux convert with 5 PCs at home I was particularly irritated by the comment "There is no adoption growth rate among the general public. Those using Linux for anything different than a server are just a a few thousands worldwide, a very small percentage, absolutely smaller than OS X."
Based on What? Is there really any reliable data on numbers of linux users?
However one interesting place you might like to look esp if you are a Skype user is in the skype forums here:
I would suggest that it is possible to judge platform usage from the numbers of posts for each type of platform,
If so, at time of writing this (23Nov2007) the proportion of desktop platfoms is like this.
Mac OS X: 14%
This may well focus on domestic users and you may even say Linux users need more support, but I would have though it is reasonable to say that 5-10% of domestic PCs are runnig Linux and that they are only slightly behind MacOS. That's a huge number!
Good weekend everyone!