How to increase the market share of Linux on the desktop. What are the barriers? Is it unfamiliarity, does it seem too complex? Is it the sometimes unhelpful responses on the support forums?
Would users consider a dual-boot scenario, or would this be considered too complicated? Or perhaps trying linux as a guest-OS within their familiar Mac or Windows environment?
I first tried Linux back in 2003 and found it too challenging myself back then. More than 15 years on, my experience is different today - and I believe Linux has come on in leaps and bounds and is now better placed to entice desktop users.
Do you agree?
What is your experience of Linux on the desktop?
Which (if any) is your preferred distribution - and why?
Which is your preferred development platform -and why?
I am very familiar with Debian now, and I really like it. But I am beginning to learn OpenSuse and Manjaro in the hope that one of these distributions will convince users of the virtues of Linux, according to their needs.
I have a genuine sense that now is the time for Linux to spread it's wings beyond it's dominance on the server and into the desktop world also. Am I dreaming?
If so, what are your experiences of integrating or indeed migrating to Linux? Did you persevere and overcome them - or give up? Would you consider a re-try?
Thank you for your input.