flexkeyboard, on 06 August 2012 - 04:51, said:
Sounds like a disgruntled windows user. I heard 2013 will be the year of the Linux. See you there!
As a Linux user, I've learned to take this joke in stride because I'm not under the illusion that a kernel with hundreds of operating systems based around it and compatible software will gain significant market share. Google seems to be doing well with Android, and supporting major Linux distros, but let's not kid ourselves. The problem that "The year of Linux" has, is that people get fed up with Windows, go to something else that looks nice, and runs great if you know how to use it, and then get mad when they realize, "What do you mean you can't run Windows software on Linux, wtf!?" and then suck it up and go right back to what they're familiar with. People want to use what works for them.
Example. I fixed a laptop a couple of years ago for a friend of mine, and because he didn't have the regular restore discs I threw Debian Linux on it for him. He is not a computer tech by any stretch, and loves the fact that it hasn't slowed down or gotten infected with malware. The other day though, he tried to sign some counseling statements for work (US Army), and there is no PureEdge or Lotus Forms viewer for Linux, so since he does a lot of that at home, he's asked me to help him switch it back over to Windows, after two years of being happy with Linux, just because a lot of major software vendors don't create their products for multiple platforms.