The Linux has long been considered an operating outsider as many believe that it is a very difficult operating system used by hackers.
Many do not say that it does not support games, while others claim that no matter how much it improves, the Linux will never replace Windows simply because it is unfamiliar to the end user, who only knows the Microsoft operating system.
However, the latest statistics show that its adoption Linux is improving at a very fast pace. Of course it will not overtake Windows, but the numbers we will see below suggest that sooner or later, choosing an operating system will not only play between Microsoft and Apple.
The Linux has gradually improved its market share in recent years, but we saw a more remarkable growth in 2020. May even brought a new record.
In the last month, for example, the Linux reached a market share of 3,17 percent. It may be a long way from Windows (86,69 percent) and macOS (9,68 percent), but it is the largest adoption ever recorded.
A closer look at these numbers shows that its wider adoption Linux is mainly based on Ubuntu. In May, Ubuntu accounted for 64,98 percent of all its installations Linux, while a general entry with the term “LinuxRepresents more than 33 percent, according to data of NetMarketShare.
What has changed and why its adoption is growing Linux is it growing so fast? There seem to be two reasons.
First of all, the end of their support Windows 7, forced many users to look for an alternative operating system. Windows 7, as you know, no longer receives security updates, which means that devices that are still running are less secure. If they are upgraded they should go to Windows 10 or some other non-Windows operating system.
Some Windows 7 users want to continue to have a traditional desktop, and believe that Windows 10 does not offer it, as there are a lot of new features (see Windows Store, Cortana and others). So some try it Linux.
Second, the Linux is in a new phase and is now one more user friendly operating system. For users coming from the world of Windows, a familiar desktop in Linux is a very big challenge, and it seems the open source operating system has won it.
Its ecosystem Linux has grown up with new distributions that look like Windows, and include everything. From a Start Menu to a Microsoft-inspired UI.
The Ubuntu may remain in the first place, but there are a lot of distributions that try to make the transition from one operating system to another very smooth.
The Linux is undoubtedly ready to continue its growth and there is a possibility that macOS will come even closer in the coming months. Of course, we do not expect Windows to pass.
But the numbers are very encouraging and show that there are people who dare to try something new.