The main reason why Linux is not popular on the desktop is that it doesn’t have “the one” OS for the desktop as does Microsoft with its Windows and Apple with its macOS. If Linux had only one operating system, then the scenario would be totally different today. Linux world has a plethora of OSs to choose from.
Why did Linux fail?
Linux has been criticized for a number of reasons, including lack of user-friendliness and having a steep learning curve, being inadequate for desktop use, lacking support for some hardware, having a relatively small games library, lacking native versions of widely used applications.
Is Linux dead?
Al Gillen, the program vice president for servers and system software at IDC, says the Linux OS as a computing platform for end users is at least comatose – and probably dead. Yes, it has reemerged on Android and other devices, but it has gone almost completely silent as a competitor to Windows for mass deployment.
Does Linux have a future?
It’s hard to say, but I have a feeling Linux isn’t going anywhere, at least not in the foreseeable future: The server industry is evolving, but it’s been doing so forever. Linux has a habit of seizing server market share, although the cloud could transform the industry in ways we’re just beginning to realize.
Who actually uses Linux?
About two percent of desktop PCs and laptops use Linux, and there were over 2 billion in use in 2015. That’s about 4 million computers running Linux. The figure would be higher now, of course—possibly about 4.5 million, which is, roughly, the population of Kuwait.
What’s wrong with Linux?
As a desktop operating system, Linux has been criticized on a number of fronts, including: A confusing number of choices of distributions, and desktop environments. Poor open source support for some hardware, in particular drivers for 3D graphics chips, where manufacturers were unwilling to provide full specifications.
Why is Linux better than Windows?
Linux offers great speed and security, on the other hand, Windows offers great ease of use, so that even non-tech-savvy people can work easily on personal computers. Linux is employed by many corporate organizations as servers and OS for security purpose while Windows is mostly employed by business users and gamers.
Will Linux replace Windows?
So no, sorry, Linux will never replace Windows.
Why big companies use Linux?
A large number of companies trust Linux to maintain their workloads and do so with little to no interruptions or downtime. The kernel even has crept its way into our home entertainment systems, automobiles and mobile devices. Everywhere you look, there is Linux.
Does Unix have a future?
The future of Unix
“Linux is the strategic ‘Unix’ of choice.” Although Linux doesn’t have the long legacy of development, tuning and stress-testing that Unix has seen, it is approaching and will soon equal Unix in performance, reliability and scalability, he says.