Linked by David Adams on Mon 24th Aug 2009 09:21 UTC
Linux A reader asks: Why is Linux still not as user friendly as the two other main OSes with all the people developing for Linux? Is it because it is mainly developed by geeks? My initial feeling when reading this question was that it was kind of a throwaway, kind of a slam in disguise as a genuine question. But the more I thought about it, the more intrigued I felt. There truly are a large amount of resources being dedicated to the development of Linux and its operating system halo (DEs, drivers, apps, etc). Some of these resources are from large companies (IBM, Red Hat, Novell). Why isn't Linux more user-friendly? Is this an inherent limitation with open source software?
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" GNU/Linux " the OS and " Linux " the kernel are the #1 widely used OS and kernel.

is *hardly* the most widely-used OS

Well not on your false and erronous data there not , but in reality GNU/Linux dominate every domain it's in.

Outside of supercomputing

Where it's #1

and web servers,

Where it's #1

it's way behind.

Nope :

It's #1 on desktop. ( Your only watching sales not reconversion ).
It's #1 on cellphone.
it's #1 on integrated device.
it's #1 on communication.
it's #1 on Banking.
it's #1 on real trading platform.
it's #1 in Movie rendering.
it's #1 on search engine.
it's #1 on CRM
It's #1 e-commerce ( Ebay , amazon , etc ... )
It's even #1 in game development and server.

Etc ...

GNU/Linux is distributed legally in more country and in more language then windows and Apple combined with Solaris and all BSD's and all other fringe OS combined ... The only segment that is seen as problematic is when you add all the pirated windows desktop , then it's still superior but Microsoft is seen as a lot closer.

It's portable and adaptable and Free Software , and people support and like it and can do as they want with it.

not like anyone as to inform you of anything or send you a memo about it ...

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