More than 1.5 million copies of the Ubuntu Kylin distribution have been downloaded in 2013. That shows the growing popularity of open-source software in China. The greater security of Linux compared to Windows allows a computer user to make good use of their computer without worrying about online malware and viruses. You may download a copy of Ubuntu Kylin 13.10 here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/zh-CN. This is a Chinese version of the famous Ubuntu distribution from Canonical. There are installation instructions on this page: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-latest. Computer retailers in China are increasingly selling computers with Ubuntu installed instead of Windows. This reduces the cost to the consumer in terms of Windows support and the need to purchase support software for Windows as well as a Windows license. Ubuntu is free to download and use, you are free to give copies to your friends to use as well. This is a very good thing indeed. Kingsoft WPS Office, the default office suite in China is installed by default. This office suite is a good alternative to the Libreoffice and Microsoft Office suites. Government schools in India use Ubuntu instead of Windows. This is a good way for the school board to slash IT costs and deploy a fun new operating system with free updates and good security.
There is a comprehensive list of Linux adopters here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_adopters. This goes to show how popular Linux is becoming. Macintosh computers are also becoming popular for graphic design. Windows has the Adobe creative suite but the UNIX based Macintosh operating system is even more popular for graphic design students. But Ubuntu is a good choice for those who are learning as there is a lot of educational software for Linux. There is Edubuntu and the educational software packages for the KDE desktop. This is the way that Linux can make inroads into the educational sector. Gaming on Linux is becoming more popular. Games such as Metro Last Light have Linux versions. I just wish that Unreal Tournament 2007 was available for Linux. The Unreal 3.0 engine has some awesome features. Morphing the landscape in the editor and watching the realistic water flow and move is incredible. I am hoping that the Unreal 4.0 engine comes to Linux. There is a list of current Linux native games here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/6586/what-native-games-are-available. This goes to show that Linux will be very well supported.