Deepin Linux-based Unified Operating System (UOS) is a Chinese commercial version that's supposed to replace foreign OSes like Windows and macOs in the coming years.
As the most appealing Linux distro, Deepin brings the same awesome UI to UOS as with the Deepin desktop environment (DDE). According to Deepin Linux founder Liu Wenhuan, who also oversees the development of Deepin Linux-based Unified Operating System (UOS), it will take at least 3 to 10 years to truly match up with foreign operating systems.
And remarkably, Linux usage surged by a 1.5 percentage points to end at 2.9% in April, the highest since October 2017, with Windows accounting for 86.9% of global OS share, a decline of 2.3 percentage points.
How UOS intends to Replace Windows as preferred Chinese OS
Deepin Linux distribution is available for free, and UOS is an enterprise-focused distribution maintained by Union Tech, both of which are geared as Chinese native OS to replace Windows in the Chinese market.
While there is certainly no doubt about Linux dominance for enterprise servers and running supercomputers, but in the normal desktop vertical, Linux still needs more years to match up with Windows and macOS.
Notwithstanding, the NetApplications Linux usage report, it is a long way to go to actually beat the already dominant players. Albeit, the fact that desktop market of Microsoft’s Windows is still a mammoth 86.67% in China, and 9.94% for macOS, with only a meagre of 0.6% for Linux.
What Linux Desktop Market Share in China represents?
The mere 0.6% of Linux usage in China is further broken down to show that the data share is dominated by Ubuntu, with a large percentage of users at about 17.4% and even those still use Windows as their primary OS.
Though Windows' overall share did slid, but the individual editions like Windows 10, actually climbed in usage for April, ending at 64.5% share, which is a two-tenths percentage point.
Now, given that the latest data indicates an increase in Linux desktop market share by 1.5% and a decline in Windows shares by about 2% between March to April 2020. Does it then mean users of Windows 10 are switching to the open source alternative, Linux?