IDC hasn't really submitted the bigger numbers folks are looking for (Consumer Markets, Telecom, Storage). As it relates to the article, Google (+partners) had better come up with a touchscreen of it's Chromebook fairly soon. That's where the market is heading. Take your (iOS/Android/Windows) loving phone/tablet family member and show them a Chromebook. Chances are one of the first things they'll do is get sticky fingerprints on the screen and walk away disappointed. I have heard Samsung venturing into their next Chromebook with touchscreen, just haven't seen it...they might be working in the bendable AMOLED screens.
Linux's Revenge? Maybe. More likely open-source revenge.--
That's "MISTER" Kafir to you.