- The average person using a computer is stupid.
They have no clue about Linux, Open Source, Microsoft or anything running in/on their computer and replace their computer as soon as it halts due to viruses/spy-ware about once a (half) year.
For some reason most games have no support for Linux, Why? Why? Why ?
- ISP help-desks:
“We do not support Linux”
“We are gonna sue YOU!! and all your secretly illegally used patents”
- Software installation.
Autopackage is an attempt to enable software installation for all distros, without having to use root (locally installed packages).
I think overall developers should stick their heads together, get over their “my installer is superior” ideas, and develop something unified for local installs.
- Money & Marketing
Marketing and Money; see how quick Ubuntu became a NR1 distro. (It is also a good distro though)
- Lack of support from hardware manufacturers.
Hardware does not always support Linux, and reverse engineering takes time.
- Availability of computers with Linux pre-installed is too low.
We miss evil like Microsoft has, control, monopolistic behaviour, anger; lets face it, making loads of money is more inspiring then being honest and open.
Microsoft jumped in on the right time and moment, Linux has not caught up (yet).
If you don’t understand certain words or phrases,you are probably “an average person using a computer” and should skip this story.