Web Survey Shows Microsoft Falling Below 15% Market Share in Africa, Only One Minuscule African Nation Has Windows Majority

Posted in Africa, Microsoft, Windows at 10:19 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Microsoft Falling Below 15% Market Share in Africa

Summary: A Web survey that measured Microsoft Windows at 97% in Africa (back in 2010) says that Windows has become rather small and insignificant; the Microsoft-sponsored mainstream media seems to be ignoring this completely, quite likely by intention…


Android (Linux) Has Kicked Windows to the Curb in African Nations

Posted in Africa, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 5:55 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Related: Microsoft Windows Share in Africa: From 97% to Just 17% in 14 Years | Microsoft Windows Sinks to Just 16% of the African Market

This morning: (dominant OS per nation)

Android (Linux) in Africa
Windows has become just a Pale Blue Dot

Summary: Months ago only two tiny African nations remained that still had a Windows 'majority' (or highest share); this month (and year) it’s down to just one tiny nation and maybe later this year it will be zero.


Microsoft Windows Share in Africa: From 97% to Just 17% in 14 Years

Posted in Africa, Microsoft, Windows at 8:23 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

14 years for Africa's Windows

Summary: This month’s snapshot reaffirms a very steep decline for Windows; Microsoft is meanwhile rumoured to have made lists of people to be cut in the third wave of layoffs in less than 6 months


Microsoft Windows Sinks to Just 16% of the African Market

Posted in Africa, Microsoft, Windows at 8:37 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: As we noted yesterday, Windows is down sharply this month (27.1% market share worldwide) and the decreases are very significant in Africa, where Android (Linux-based) is spreading fast. Here’s a chart for Africa, showing Microsoft’s decrease to about 16%.

16% market share

Orange is Android, blue is Windows.


GNU/Linux Rises to Record Highs in Africa This Past September

Posted in Africa, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 8:26 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Recent: In Africa, Android is More Than Three Times Bigger Than Microsoft Windows | In Africa, Windows Has Been Reduced to Minority Market Share Almost everywhere

Linux in Africa

Windows majority lost

Summary: According to this map and these latest plots (based on data from about 3,000,000 Web sites), Windows majority is long lost in Africa and (‘proper’) GNU/Linux usage keeps rising (not just Android, which uses Linux)


Africa As a Sign of Things to Come Internationally

Posted in Africa, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 9:44 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Windows is a “legacy” platform

Windows in Africa
Android capitalised on the shift to mobile Web access

Africa desktop/laptop
As per historical data (OpenDocument Format), this is an all-time high for GNU/Linux in Africa. In spite of Microsoft breaking the law to prevent people from booting GNU/Linux on some new hardware. “It’s essential to mention the OEM monopolies and the difficulty in getting a whitebox system too,” as an associate explains, “let alone pre-installed GNU/Linux or FreeBSD (or FreeBSD distro).”

GNU/Linux in Africa

Summary: Android dominates Africa (by far; Windows is estimated at 17% market share [1, 2]), but in desktops/laptops alone GNU/Linux rose from 0.87% just 6 months ago to over 2% this month while Windows took a major hit (now under 70%)


EPO in Africa: Microsoft, Corruption, and Colonialism

Posted in Africa, Deception, Europe, Microsoft, Patents at 8:14 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 88d3abee7dd7afd0f50a2ee3636ecfe1
How EPO Sees Africans
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: The patronising EPO management, such as António Campinos who oppresses the Africans that his father fought to liberate, isn’t talking about the strike and is instead imposing Microsoft Windows on everyone, even stakeholders; the EPO is just about as corrupt as Microsoft

THE world’s most corrupt company quite possibly bribed to capture the EPO. That’s just how Microsoft does ‘business’…

Don’t expect any investigation. The EPO operates outside the legal system.

We gave many examples of that back in the Benoît Battistelli days; each time we exposed a big Microsoft scandal at the EPO we received legal threats, indicating we had touched a very sensitive spot. Microsoft not only lobbies for European software patents; it’s also spying on everyone, including every patent application/applicant. This is illegal, but the EPO does not follow the law. It routinely violates the law.

The above video shows how the EPO arrogantly assumes everybody uses Windows and then discusses this new PR stunt (warning: epo.org link), a fake “meeting”. They’re engaged in repressive measures against Africans, pretending to enjoy a partnership while denying access to medicines and vaccines (all because of profit). As the talk of Panos Alevropoulos put it: “software patents [...] are legal instruments designed to curtail the freedom of developers for the sake of multinational companies’ interests.”

That’s not limited to software.


[Meme] Inventors as ‘Robots’ in the Western World and Global South

Posted in Africa, America, Europe, Law, Patents at 7:56 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Should we also award copyrights to dead people and their great grandchildren? Will that improve creativity?

Patents for bots in EPO, UK-IPO, and USPTO; Bots in South Africa and Australia
When you hype up “Hey Hi” and start calling every computer program “Hey Hi”
AI can be an inventor on patent filings, rules Australian court

Summary: The Global North and Global South have both said “OK” to patents that clearly don’t advance innovation (nor do they reward people)

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