Will Linux ever become popular among regular people?

Will Linux ever become popular among regular people?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    only if they start selling laptops with it pre-installed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >forgot we tried this during the window between ms disallowing xp preinstalls and windows 7 releasing
      It was an unmitigated disaster, causing 50% return rates. Loontroons were so traumatised by this spectacular failure, they've blocked out the whole episode.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    God I hope not

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux sirs....

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BILLIONS of automated scam kiddies

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    could you imagine a world without australia?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't even notice HAHAHAHAHAHA

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It already is but people dont always know they're using linux.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No.
      The only mainstream Linux-based consumer operating system is Android. And calling Android "Linux" is a bit of a misnomer, since when most people say "Linux" they aren't referring to the kernel, but rather distributions of GNU+Linux.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, like debian or ubuntu. I wouldn´t mind buying a laptop with either of the two pre-installed.I think it would turn out to be considerably cheaper too, as a big chunk of the price is actually the Windows licence.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          System76

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            those are expensive as shit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Almost everything that isn't a pc or phone or watch or whatever runs some variant of linux. Any iot device is got it somehow.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Indirectly interacting with something that at some point relies on some operating system that uses the Linux kernel is not "using Linux." This is pure copium.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are Microsoft and MacOS considered UNIX?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        MacOS definitely. Windows is arguable, as it did implement a POSIX compatibility layer.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        macOS is officially certified Unix™.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really don't care because what other people use is not my problem.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why aren't linux users ever regular people? Just stop having mental illnesses.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Being a mentally ill autist ensures I'm good at my job which revolves around being good at Linux.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I fricking hope not.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is it so low in China, South Korea and Japan?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Eroge is made for Windows

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lowest: Japan
      Highest: Pajeets

      This should give you pause, linux troons

      conformist cultures use windows obviously

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lowest: Japan
    Highest: Pajeets

    This should give you pause, linux troons

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      India makes sense, but i thought Japan (a nation of pedophiles) would use Linux more?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Japanese laws were notoriously hostile to FOSS. Corps could just steal the code and nobody gave a frick. GPL was hard to enforce. So Linux never really became a thing there.

        Also, this BS map was also made by a redditor with no source so it's fake and gay.
        Linux has a 1% market share in Japan according to https://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share/desktop/japan, so it should be colored light green, not white as in zero.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Corps could just steal the code and nobody gave a frick.
          unexpected from Japan, i thought they were soulless corporate drones who worshipped intellectual "property"?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Their laws are weird. They enforce software licensing and copyright to an autistic level, but it doesn't go both ways, so open source was never given a chance to flourish. Now, this was in the 1990s, I'm not sure what the legal aspect is like now (probably much better), but most of their backbone infraestructure, servers, companies, etc... are on Windows so it would be extra costly to change it all.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When will people realize that these stats are based on browser user agents and some countries just don't use the western internet. This map basically just shows that western internet is full of mutts and poos, not how popular an operating system is

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's relative to the number of visitors they get from that country. So unless foreigners visiting western websites are more likely to use windows than otherwise (doubtful) these stats are likely accurate

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I'm really going to let other people influence what I use. Dumbass.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes.
    It is such a broad question you need to specify the parameters.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How am I even supposed to recommend Linux to any non-IT people if I only use i3wm Arch with a repository of config files that are sometimes reused on macOS or Debian?

    I can't assert that out of the box GNOME or KDE or MATE or whatever out of the box on Ubango or Mint is actually going to work well, because at some point they probably won't due to amount of abstraction and bloat.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Server os
      Shut the frick up about desktop environment no one cares
      Its not an os for web browsing and adobe programs, use windows for that
      If someone is new just recommend them to ssh into ubongo, thats it
      Kali vm for pentesting i guess

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >thread about any topic
      >some insufferable c**t has to post "I use Arch btw"
      lmao the meme is real.
      kys.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even if it became substantially more user friendly, the average person acquires most new information from advertisements and will constantly abuse their neuroplasticity to self-correct their willingness and ability to learn new information down to whatever they perceive to be the local mean.
      The cycle of mainstream software trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator to claim more marketshare (inevitably creating a new class of lowest common denominator below that) is not a cycle that Linux can keep up with, since at least some of the software will be designed by people who actually want to use it.

      That's an issue I guess. People are used to the information acquisition inherent to a DE, but all DEs suck ass.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it does ill move to openbsd
    Thinking about it regardless.. whonix has bcome an insecure blobfest
    I dont mind rust but the xz shit was wack

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no Australia
    A man can dream...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That map is based indeed, or maybe a saltie just ate the place.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

    Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called Linux, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.

    There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called Linux distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, systemd/Linux/GNOME/Wayland/flatpak, or as I've recently taken to calling it, systemd plus Linux plus GNOME plus Wayland plus flatpak. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning systemd/GNOME/Wayland/flatpak system made useful by init system, desktop environment, display protocol and system for building and distributing applications comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      back off israelite

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hi

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been using Linux exclusively for at least 15 years now and over the past 10 years it hasn't really made progress as a desktop OS.
    It is being developed by enthusiasts for, well, themselves. In this inevitable setting, components aimed at non-enthusiasts are doomed to suffer.
    Meanwhile, the big sponsors are only interested in it as a server OS.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >progress
      Anyone using this term now is automatically suspect. Linux will never be normie-friendly and that's a good thing. I don't want my OS raped into big colorful Fisher-Price "press the button to make a noise" functionality. That there remains an excellent OS choice which doesn't do this is the best of all possible worlds, and the absence of your mom in the userbase is a strength.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Stop trying to pretend Linux users are smart, anon. It's well-known at this point that most Linux users became Linux users because they couldn't disable Windows Update/pride flags/desktop icons/other well-documented, two-click task, and the remainder only need a HAL for the a web browser (one of the few things Linux is good at).

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i switched to linux after falling down the privacy rabbit hole (initiated by windows restoring my wallpaper after a clean reinstall via microsoft account)
          now i can do futuristic things on linux, like search for a program on my laptop without simultaneously querying bing for some fricking reason
          >you can disable all of that
          and thats what i did for 2 years, but microsoft kept violating the principle of least astonishment with their spyware

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >progress
      Anyone using this term now is automatically suspect. Linux will never be normie-friendly and that's a good thing. I don't want my OS raped into big colorful Fisher-Price "press the button to make a noise" functionality. That there remains an excellent OS choice which doesn't do this is the best of all possible worlds, and the absence of your mom in the userbase is a strength.

      there was some progress. but it has been reverted. compiz and beryl were fun to play with 10-15 years ago it gtk2 for diy fisher-price graphics.
      dunno about the current state of such gimmicks but they seem to have fallen out of favour and support, or at least out of the "mainstream".
      maybe kde has some nice things like that, though. didn't try kde in the last 20 years. i'm comfy with mint cinnamon.
      my mom uses mint btw.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Implying DE developers even use their shit and not just using something like a mac. I don't believe GNOME people actually use it. They are just paid to work on it. That's why it's garbage.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would it? It's useless garbage, and has been for 30 years.
    I mean, it's fine for NEET shut-ins who pull povertyboxes out of dumpsters, but people in the real world get computers to do stuff on, not play Linux Rice 2077 and post on r/unixporn all day.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what do you say regular people mother fricker
    u insult India?

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's officially only trannies and jeets use linux as a desktop os

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Regular people don't even use computers anymore.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shouldn't North Korea be close to 100%?

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every smartphone.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tell me about the Linux community of Benin :--DDD

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm the only normal person in this world so yes

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >200,000,000 Indian Linux users
    >virtually no contribution to open source from Indians other than spamming Readme.md pull requests on github, shitty tutorial videos and clickbait articles
    Imagine how much better the world would be if we could just replace those 1.4 billion jeets with Swiss or Finnish people.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's inflated because of shit like OLPC
      every normie uses windows just like everywhere else

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why, did the internet get better when it got popular among regular people?

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not until it embraces a fully GUI experience. Regular people don't want to ever touch a command line.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. Normgroids gonna groid. They've ruined everything in the entire world and they're going to keep ruining everything.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Will Linux ever become popular among regular people?
    It has been since a majority bought a smart phone.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t. Ranjeet

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pajeets, like amerimutts oppose free software because they think it's communism

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Linux
    >installed on over 70% of all consumer devices and over 90% of servers
    >"will it ever be popular?"
    What did OP mean by this?

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you ask wth georgia and azerbaidjan have a high level of linux usage but armenia is really low??? almost 65% of the pc os market is taken by only windows xp and 20% windows 7, you have 5-10% of enterprise windows 10-11 and then you have 5% for linux and macos... macbook sell very well to non-poor people (pretty rare people) so yea dont have a lot of place for linux

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based Sars

    Microsoft can do the needful and kill themselves out of the tech world

    Indians do care about rights and freedoms (even if their definitions of rights and freedoms are different to the European and American definitions)

    I bet its because more of the population understands what Microsoft can do with their software

    & a lot of people want to learn IT skills so that western companies will hire them to replace expensive westerners

    & its free as in free beer in a dirt poor country

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