What Kind of Person Uses Linux, And Should You Be One of Them?
May 22, 2008, 03:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eoin Hurrell)
"Linux is one of the great mysteries of the computing world.
It's an operating system that looks like a clear winner by most
standards, from technical to functional. Linux supports more
hardware than any other operating system and is virtually virus
free. It offers many distributions which include many
easy-to-install programs with complete application sets. It also
comes to you at the very tantalizing price of completely free and
its source code is open to examination and improvement. So why is
Linux losing out to the likes of Windows, which not only incurs
charges for the operating system but also for most common
applications? The usability and design interface of any system can
make or break it in the marketplace. We're going to examine the
exact reasons why Linux has never garnered more than 1% of the
desktop computing market..."
"The reasons for a lack of interest in Linux are varied, ranging
from the technical to a simple lack of interest..."