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Isn’t it.That is a false assumption.
Linux is MUCH more widespread than Windows.The difference is that the main application area of Linux is NOT desktop and it is where you don’t see it. Unlike Windows.
Windows is an operating system that has been and will be created for easy use and with the home user in mind.
Linux is an operating system core with a modular system of features and programs around it.Meaning that Linux can be adapted to various purposes and tastes and therefore achieves much higher performance for the respective purpose.
Windows and MacOS have to be taken as they are and adjust the working style to the operating system.Linux can be adapted to your own work style. However, this requires serious interest and a certain time investment to get to know Linux.
In fact, Linux WEIT is more common than Windows.
Android, for example, has the largest market share of all operating systems with about 38%.And Android is based on a Linux core. In the same statistics, Microsoft has just 14% of the device.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
In fact, Linux is available in smartphones, SmartTVs, modems, net-work devices, entertainment systems in cars, in printers, on pretty much all of the top supercomputers, on a number of servers… it is used in the Internet of Things, in research, in virtual assistants, in robotics, in home automation,… Linux is becoming more and more common through single-board computers such as the Raspberry Pi (Bananas, Odroids, BeagleBones,…).Google uses Linux not only as a basis for Android, but also on its servers in its powerful data centers and as a preferred operating system for employees… most Internet pages that an average user visits daily, such as this one where you are reading the text, are served not by Windows, but by Linux. In France, 70,000 Linux-based police computers are operated. For 10 years, the city of Munich used Ubuntu almost exclusively and as the main operating system. Boss Linux is used nationwide in India at the government level. The chip manufacturer Intel itself is currently working on its own Clear Linux!
In fact, Microsoft has been using Linux email servers for many years for things that your Exchange server can’t.Microsoft is also one of the biggest contributors to core Linux development. In addition, Microsoft is now integrating more and more parts of Linux into Windows.
So the truth is that in a modern household, more Linux runs than Windows.The home users just don’t see it! Because Linux is where the average user isn’t looking for it. In the printer, the Internet modem, the SmartTV, the smartphone,…
The home user sees only the desktop area.But the assumption that this is crucial for the entire industry and all areas of application is a false assumption. Linux is actually WEIT more in use than Windows. Linux is not actually an operating system, but an operating system core or kernel. See kernel.org.And the idea of Linux is definitely not the simplest possible operation for home users. Linux is also not advertised, like Windows.
By the way ( estimated since the advent of Windows 10) the number of Linux users in the desktop area has increased from 0.9%, depending on the statistics, between 2.2 and 3%.INCREASE in percentage: between 144 and 233%! And here, for example, ChromeOS and GalliumOS are not included.
By the way: Linus Torvalds is 14 years younger than Bill Gates.When the Linux core alone, which started as a school project, was first released as such (as KERN!), Windows was already in version 3 on various PCs, Microsoft was already a company and already had the contracts and the upper hand in the market. Bill Gates already had programming experience when Linus Torvalds was born!