There are a number of ways to determine how well an operating system is doing, or not doing. One of them is to use usage monitoring businesses and their information. A number of independent Firms like Netmarketshare release stats every month publicly that are based on hundreds of millions of user interactions.
In recent years, we’ve seen Microsoft take steps to embrace the open source movement, and it seems that this effort is set to continue. The company has now announced plans to make its Powershell framework for task automation and scripting open source.