Top 4 Reasons Windows Wins and Linux Loses
Opinion: You can do just about everything you want with a Linux desktop. So, why do only a handful of people run Linux instead of Windows?Today, you can do everything you want with a Linux desktop, except play the latest games. Even there, Linux is catching up. So why do only a handful of people run Linux instead of Windows? Here are my top four reasons why Windows wins and Linux loses. Before I start, though, let me saybecause people always assume Im anti-Linux when I write pieces like thisthat I use Linux desktops every day. Im writing this on a SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10 system, I run MEPIS 6.01 and Xandros Professional Desktop 4.1 on my laptops, and on my other desktops that I use at least weekly, youll find Freespire 1.0, Fedora Core 6, and openSUSE 10.2. In short, I use Linux. I love Linux. But, that doesnt mean Im blind to business reality, Windows virtues, or Linux flaws.
So, without further adieu, the No. 1 reason why Linux trails in the desktop races.