It’s free, easier to use than ever, IT staffers know it and love it, and it has fewer viruses and Trojans than Windows.
It’s already ubiquitous on the server side. Plus, there are now alternatives to the most popular software packages out there — again, for free — and new software releases often have Web-based interfaces, making operating systems irrelevant. (Watch a slideshow of 7 reasons why Linux is a desktop flop.)
So, why hasn’t Linux on the desktop taken off?
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