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Why Linux will never rule on the desktop

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A good IRC-friend of mine recently announced he had decided to start using Windows on his desktop again, after being a Linux fan since the early nineties. The reason for this is that Linux does not give him what he needs: Drivers aren’t on par with their Windows equivalents, Linux lacks stability and he simply can’t find the desktop environment he is looking for. He hoped for years it would come, but gave up hope…

This made me think and I realised I recognise a lot of his ‘pain’. I have been looking for a new distribution for my desktop for more than a year now, but somehow I cannot seem to find it. Every time I try something new, I run into bigger or smaller problems that make me decide to continue to search for something better.

But what is the reason for this?

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