Will The Linux Desktop Ever Become Mainstream?

Old topic in Linux circles, but apparently needs to be brought up from time to time. And our friend Renard does it with great care and knowledge. Enjoy his post:

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Most tech-savvy people are aware of the fact, that Linux powers the majority of the servers on the world wide web (The Information and Technology experts use them because they are highly reliable).

However, when it comes to Linux on the desktop, the usage is dismal in comparison to Windows and macOS; it is as though a large percentage of people do not have faith in using Linux as their daily driver.

Now, I cannot blame people for their unwillingness to try out Linux, because most people are comfortable using operating systems that they already know.

At the moment, there are lots of people who do not know what Linux is (And, you cannot inveigle people to utilize what they are unaware of).

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  1. I think people hate change – taht is why everyone sticks to MS – who ironically enough whip their users through much more with each mayor software update. People cannot leave MS’s monopoly because they do not want to leave. It’s as simple and sad as that.

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    • Fiona, exactly. The GUI changes in Windows are as disturbing as they are unneccessary. Look at how Win has changed between 3.1 and 10 … it’s hardly the same system anymore. Even really stupid Linux distros, like Ubuntu, are more consistant in their hopping behaviour.

      But I guess people don’t leave Win, not because they wouldn’t want to, but because they are not properly educated and wouldn’t know there are alternatives. Computer for 98% of people means Windows … and maybe Mac. They don’t even know the world is much bigger than just those two OSes.


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