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Old 14. Nov 2014, 06:03 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Anupam View Post
If choosing and using Linux was not so hard, more and more people would be using Linux. Why wouldn't they, it's free.
Why Linux cannot be popular on desktops? The answer to it has been: Because it doesn't come preinstalled in most PCs that you want to buy from the markets.

Q: Linux is popular in many areas of computing including smartphones and servers, but it has never had quite the same breakthrough on desktops - do you think it will ever happen?

A: So I think that in order to make it in a consumer market, you really do need to be pre-installed. And as Android has shown, Linux really can be very much a consumer product. So it's not that the consumer market itself would necessarily be a fundamentally hard nut to crack, but the "you need to come preinstalled" thing is a big thing...

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