Why Linux Still Isn't on Everyone's Desktop
By Mike Manchuk
I know what everyone is going to say once they read this article. You?™re a Microsoft fan boy. So I?™m going to say that Linux is great. I use it at home and it has so many advantages over Windows. Over the past few months there have been articles floating around on the net about how Linux is catching up to Windows and there is a Linux revolution coming.
All of that is great and we all hope it happens. Competition in any industry is a good thing. Just think if there was only one company providing Internet service to 90 percent of the globe. Prices for just having Internet service would be huge. Since there are at least 5 different providers in any given city, prices will be as low as possible.
Windows has two competitors Mac and Linux. The reason why Windows has a huge piece of the pie is because Mac OS only runs on Mac?™s expensive (but really beautiful) hardware and the two Windows competitors don?™t run what people are used to using. Advocates for Linux would say that there are many free alternatives for Linux that are better than their Windows counterparts and are free to use. I totally agree with them but think of it this way. We all buy ketchup. Most of us prefer the name brand ketchup over the no name stuff even if they are completely the same. Why? We grew up using the name brand so everything seems slightly off. People stick with what we know, its humane nature and that kind of thinking will never change
Okay back to our story, the Linux Revolution. I have a few proposals to help Linux overcome the Windows monopoly.
Use NTFS natively: