My never ending battle which doesn’t seem to be winning.

Just last night while learning history on Wikipedia, I came across the following words.

Wikipedia: “To date, Linux has become more popular in server and embedded devices markets than in the desktop market. For example, Linux is used on over 50% of web servers, whereas its desktop market share is about 3.7%.”

Here I am always telling people, “Try Linux!”

In that moment I realized I have been waging battle for years, but never thought of it in that way before.

Android is built upon the Linux kernel and as above mentioned, the servers that serve us the Internet are dominated by Linux. It’s inside your modem, your router, your smart watch, your cable company runs it to give you TV and after all that – it makes a great desktop computer too.

Yet only 3.7% of the market uses it as a desktop. As Trump would say, “Sad.”

Oh I go on and on… you don’t need to worry about virus software! You won’t have to pay for software anymore! You can do everything you could before!

Will you go out and convert your computer? No. You won’t. You just read all these words, and I didn’t convince you, the reader of these words on your screen, to download it and install it on your computer.

It is, indeed, my never ending battle which doesn’t seem to be winning.

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

1 thought on “My never ending battle which doesn’t seem to be winning.”

  1. I doubt Linux will ever catch on as an end-user desktop OS. I’m not going to defend the reasons why not, but like you point out, Linux has more than found its place in the market, just at a lower tier than 96.3% of computer users will ever know.

    Even with a computer engineering degree and decades in IT, I don’t have a true Linux machine. About the closest is when I dabble at the command prompt of my NAS. Still, I am half tempted to get one of those ultra cheap mini PCs and put something like Ubuntu on it, just for fun.

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