For the vast majority of those who sit in front of computers, these are devices that are used for purposes such as: letters, texts, papers, tables, searches in databases (created by others). Being asked by Windows; Windows? Yes, he works with something like that. What is this? Well ... what do you mean? That's Windows, which is ... on their computer, right?

It is normal that, in front of this mass of users, who would have serious problems when creating an archive or formatting a floppy disk / hard disk, the computer should be more merciful and patient. Most users don't really need to know more than a few automated commands or gestures for fear of ruining something, they haven't even changed Windows default schemes.

Certainly Linux is not for them. They want to see screens that reprimand their parents, showing them the right way, when they did something wrong, to see screens that flicker, sing and come to life, even if these miracles mean a waste of computer resources. The user does not care about resources. He wants to be praised from time to time, such as when installing a software package; when he is finally told "Congratulations! You have successfully installed this product!", the user is proud of the few mouse clicks, which had such magical effects. What to do with messages like: "Server connection lost: can't create lock file", when trying to start X-Windows or how to deal with painful truths like ps -ae one, and ps -A is it completely different? He is not interested in the Apache server, which, under Linux, runs on a 386 with 8 RAM; his problems are more earthy: "why when I press 'Enter', my dash disappears and a kind of square appears to me?".

I have nothing to do with poor users, I don't feel superior to them at all because I know a few extra commands. Every Linux user remembers well the day he first sat down at a computer running Linux and apart from ls, ps, mkdir he knew nothing. Thus, after a while comes the period of Linux enthusiasm: installing the system on the home computer and working (actually studying) with the system. Then necessarily comes that period of annoyance, known to all. Word is needed every day, dozens of documents pass through your hand and it becomes a bit annoying to restart in Linux only for a text editor or electronic tables. All around, they all use Microsoft Office, not LaTex or StarOffice, whether they like it or not. Thus, after long hours of setting up a Linux system,

Desigur ca, atunci cand este vorba de probleme mult mai serioase - Web server, gestionarea retelei - consideratiile sunt altele. Cine utilizeza mult site-urile ftp sa se uite ce siteme de operare se folosesc acolo: in marea majoritate FreeBSD, Linux, UNIX etc. Poate va ve-ti pune intrebarea: "cum, nu Windows !?" Asa - nu. In continuare majoritatea serverelor de Web utilizeaza sisteme UNIX-like, chiar daca segmentul e in crestere. Pentru utilizatori insa, va fi indiferent tipul serverului, el va continua ca si mai inainte sa uitlizeze sistemul sau de ferestre din ce in ce mai colorate.

From my point of view today the battle Linux vs. Windows is closed. Windows surrendered and has the flavor of linux (WSL). Linux is present in over 90% of the equipment / devices on this planet (99% servers, 100% mobile, 99% IoT, etc.). Why? Simlu. It's Open Souce. It's free. It is stable. It's easy, etc.

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