In its first week of monitoring worldwide usage of Google’s Chrome
OS, NetMarketShare reported that the percentage of web traffic
from Chromebooks was roughly 2/100 of 1 percent, a figure too
small to earn a place on its reports.
The first Chromebooks went on sale in June 2011, nearly two years
ago. In the run-up to the launch, ZDNet’s own Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols called the Chromebook a “Windows killer”,
predicting that “Microsoft is facing real trouble” in the market
for desktop PCs.