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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..."

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