Debunking Myths That Say Linux Won’t Reach the Desktop

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Every couple of weeks, I’ll hear someone or read a blog post that says that Linux will never reach mainstream desktop users. I completely disagree.

Of course, saying that I don’t agree and then ending the post here would be foolish, so I will debunk some myths about Linux, and hopefully illustrate why I think that Linux will reach the desktop.

Arguments and my responses

Myth 1: Windows Vista showed us that six different versions of one operating system is bound to confuse users. The hundreds of Linux distros out there will only confuse users further.

Response 1: Users will only be confused if they have to make the distro choice on their own. If users can get help to narrow down the choices to one distro, they won’t feel confusion and frustration due to the massive amount of distros.

Myth 2: It doesn’t matter if Linux is better, because users will not like Linux because Linux is different.

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