Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Here's a look at some Linux hardware and software usage trends over the past year on a month-by-month basis.
These are results collected by OpenBenchmarking.org from the thousands of results and over a million component configuration statistics (there's statistics on more than 1,506,821 computer components as of Sunday and more than 155,872 test results that are publicly available). With these statistics being from OpenBenchmarking.org, these trends are not of the "normal" Linux user-base but rather more representative towards Linux/hardware enthusiasts, the tweaking/benchmarking crowd, and enterprise users. Regardless, they provide a very interesting look at the popularity of various brands and software components on Linux.
These statistics are publicly available and you can submit your own hardware/software information automatically when running the Phoronix Test Suite software.