Statistics in 2012 showed that out of 1.1 billion smartphone users, 900 million considered iOS and Android, Unix-based operating systems, their preferable choice. These numbers are showing that 4/5th of the population is happily walking around with Unix in their pocket.
Both Apple iOS and Google’s Android are variations of the Unix operating system. With 900 million concurrent users, Unix and Unix based systems have exploded on the market as the most reliable operating systems for mobile devices.
One must consider that though Unix may be swiftly becoming the king OS, Windows has a proven staying power maintaining steady numbers through the years – until now.
Part of Unix’s charm is it offers users another option to the buggy Windows operating systems. For so long, PC and laptop users have been held captive by Windows; unable to escape its clutches because they had not yet been provided with a formidable competitor.
Since the PC market has begun to deteriorate due to the use of smartphones and tablets, Unix will undoubtedly continue on a tremendous growth trend, continuing to improve along the way.
Natural selection in the tech industry will eventually eradicate Windows OS. Since users have been privy to the Unix system through their mobile devices, it is only a matter of time before Unix dominates the PC market as well, effectively making Windows OS obsolete.
In the tech industry, trends tend to follow a direct path. When considering how quickly Unix has taken hold, it is difficult to see Windows OS making a come back. In definitive terms, Windows may have finally met its match.