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Why Linux on the desktop is still struggling

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I have had my Linux laptop for several months now and I really like the platform. The performance is better, because the operating system has a smaller, more elegant footprint. Applications, available on the platform, are more easily controlled. And, to date, none have hung the laptop to where I needed to force the laptop to shutdown in order to regain control.

The tools required to succeed on today's enterprise desktop, however, are definitely not Linux friendly.

The ubiquity of Microsoft's desktop office suite is one of the reasons, if not the main reason, that Microsoft has been able to maintain its position as the leader in this segment.

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