One Percent of Desktop Users Now Run Linux

CheeseMan42 - May 4, 2009 01:37PM in Operating Systems

Linux is finally gaining some ground on Windows in the desktop category of users. Long used in data centers and as servers, Linux is becoming more mainstream and accessible to everyday users due to a number of factors. The decision to sell computers preloaded with Linux by Dell and other manufacturers is likely the greatest contributor to this trend. Before that, it was often only the computer savvy that found themselves running Linux, tired of dealing with Windows. The introduction of Gnome and KDE has also made Linux more appealing, giving those people afraid of the command line the option to use Linux as well. I have already made the switch, will you?