Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
It has been quite a while now since the first release of Linux. In fact, it has been 15 years since Linus Torvalds, a computer science student at the University of Helsinki at the time, made freely available a kernel that mirrored many of the features of Unix and Minix. In this time, there have been small pockets where Linux has grabbed a foothold and "stolen" some market share, but for the most part it is still not setting any adoption records. By the way, I use the term stolen loosely since many of these areas were new to begin with and not that many were migrations.
Why is this?
I can think of seven excuses often tossed about, and one real reason of my own creation. Let's look at the excuses first: