why linux is not used more widelyWe all know that Linux is a very robust Operating system, but still its not popular. Question is why linux is not used more widely ? Many people know about Linux, they also praise Linux, but they don’t want to use linux, what is the reason.

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 why linux is not used more widely:

  • Piracy of Windows
    • This can be attributed to one of the main causes.
    • If you go and talk to many SME/SMB businessman in India, they will tell – we are using windows and anyways we dont have to pay for it – what is use of FREE Linux, when we will have to give consultancy and training charges ?
    • But the scene is changing very fast, as anti-piracy movement is gaining pace.
  • Current Education system for Linux
    • This is also the Serious Problem.
    • Still most of the courses teach server technology only.
    • How many servers does a company use v/s – how many desktops does a company use.
    • also – still the emphasis is on the Command line, so as a result the person who comes out of institute thinks that linux is essentially a difficult, and not meant for normal human beings.
    • AND, he preaches like this in the society.
  • Business & Linux
    • This is actually outcome of the previous problem.
    • The people who understand Linux don’t understand business, and people who understand business don’t understand Linux.
    • if you want to make anything commercially successful, the capitalist or the business man has to understand the concepts.
  • Marketing budget
    • Linux is like democracy.
    • Its developed, supported and marketed by People (or volunteers)
    • So obviously it does not have billions of dollars for marketing.
    • or even bribing Purchase officers. (believe me this is also seriously TRUE)
  • Schools / Colleges / universities and Government.
    • Across the globe, Linux Initiatives have been taken by above institutions.
    • But in India Education institutions are either not interested or bribed. (or have to follow dumb rules created by dumb Government authorities). AND same is true with govt also.
    • We all know that 78% of web servers in world are using Linux (typically LAMP stack). But most of Indian govt sites you will find ASP.net – can you understand WHY ?
So, the reasons are not technical but social and economical.
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