The Linux desktop’s last, best shot

Windows 7’s clock is ticking. It has six month left before Microsoft ends free support for it. That’s not news. We’ve known that for ages. But, by the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP) count, 11.5% of web browser users are still running Windows 7. NetMarketShare’s statistics for the desktop operating system market are even more alarming. In May 2019, they show Windows 10 barely ahead of Windows 7 adoption: 39.87 to 38.52%. So, where will people go if not to Windows 10? For some, desktop Linux is the top choice.

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