Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
People who are really into their computers seem to love debating which operating system is best. I’m not sure why people get so heated about this topic, but I thought I would put forth my personal view on the subject: WHO CARES?!
OK, now that that’s out there, let me elaborate. Today, Windows is by far the most popular operating system in the world for home users. According to NetApplications, about 90% of home users are using either Windows XP, Vista or 2000. Only about 5% are using Macs and less than 1% is using Linux. These are June 2007 numbers and I don’t see them changing drastically any time soon.
Linux (namely Ubuntu)
The computer world has gotten a little more “Linux-ized” with the growing popularity of Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu is marketed as the easy Linux distribution. And compared to some of the other distros out there, it is really easy to use. Nonetheless, I do not think Ubuntu is ready for prime-time in the home desktop market. Here’s why: