Re: Why Linux Will Probably Never Overtake Windows
Why linux will never overtake windows:
It exists to be great software, not to gain users. Overtaking windows is simply not the goal.
And please define "ease of use". I use linux because it is easier to use. My girlfriend who is your average college computer user (office, music/movies, a few basic games,etc.) found the linux GUI to be much more intuitive (middle click copy paste, for example). There is so much little details that people who use computers a lot will notice and love about linux that simply aren't there in windows. I will agree that someone who knows nothing about computers might struggle with linux. It isn't very new-user friendly. But it is far easier to use. You simply need to become familiar with it.
HA! If you believe that, you've never done a windows install.
Another flaw is that most systems take a lot of configuration to run Linux. With Windows you can practically pop in the disc's and take off.
Last edited by igknighted; December 5th, 2007 at 06:37 PM.
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