Linux has traditionally faced off against Unix and Windows as its primary competition. The Linux Foundation’s 2013 End User study, not surprisingly, sees its progeny dominating.
According to the report, Microsoft’s Windows 8 introduction has had a positive effect on Linux. Some 39 percent of the survey respondents indicated that in response to Windows 8, they will now use more Linux.
Overall, the report also found an increasing number of users moving to Linux from Windows. In 2010, the same report found that 31 percent of respondents were migrating to Linux from Windows. In 2013 that number has increased to nearly 40 percent.