Why is Linux Not Popular on desktop computer

We all know that Linux is a very robust Operating system, but still, it’s not popular. there has been a surge of renewed interest in using Linux

Why, after 25 years, is the GNU/Linux desktop still near the bottom of the “market share” list of consumer operating systems?

This is not a good sign. Linux has undeniably improved over recent years, so why has it failed to grow?

Linux isn’t pre-installed

having Windows pre-installed on PCs means that’s what people are likely to end up using. In order for someone to move over to Linux on the desktop, there must be a clear reason to do so.

For HP, ASUS, and other computer brands, they usually come with Windows preinstalled. Clearly, this means that the odds of coming across a new PC with a GNU/Linux installation are already low.

Gaming Titles

Linux gaming has come a long way. Thanks to Valve, GoG.com and others, Linux gaming has evolved tremendously in recent years.

Gaming on Linux has come a long way. There are dedicated Linux gaming distributions now. But this doesn’t mean that gaming experience on Linux is as smooth as on Windows.

Wine, PlayOnLinux and other similar tools are not always able to play every popular Windows game.

Lack of software

Adopting a new platform is always easier if you can take the applications you are familiar with you. So the lack of things like MS Office and Adobe Photoshop would always contribute to making a switchless likely.

Even if we consider suggesting Linux-specific software alternatives, we’re expecting users to change existing workflows. I’ve found most people to be resistant to this.

These alternatives may work (and work well). However, true professionals cannot trust their careers and reputations to alternative software.

Familiarity and ease of use

We love our Start menu and our Task Manager and our system tray. Some of us are even starting to love our Vista Sidebar and gadgets.

So being able to choose and discover new desktop environments is exciting. It can absolutely be confusing for some newcomers.

The reason for this is most people are coming from the limited world of Windows or OS X.

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