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NewsForge: Why Linux Isn't Mainstream

Jul 24, 2006, 21:45 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Toby Richards)

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"With the ease of installation, maintenance, and use of many recent Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu and Fedora, some are left wondering why Linux still isn't more widespread. Here's my theory.

"First, the home computer. People at home generally want to use an OS compatible with what they use at work. Linux isn't at work, so it isn't at home. Additionally, you can't easily play many commercial games on Linux. An overwhelming majority of retail PC games are released for Windows only. Those PC games that are also released for other operating systems are usually released for Windows and MacIntosh. It's rare that a retail PC game is released for Linux..."

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