How does desktop Linux survive despite a low (3%) market share and no multi-billion dollar organizations backing it? How does new versions of Linux distros come out every six months while Windows takes years.
I am using GNU/Linux for the past two years and often hear a comment from some of my friends – Linux has just 1% market share, it will die one day. Their notion maybe fairly true, GNU/Linux has no big company like Microsoft as a financial backing, nor a significant market share to attract more and more people and to its base. Now there are people switching to Linux everyday, still the desktop share of all Linux distros combined has remained below 3% of all computers since the beginning of personal computing era. We often hear that 20XX year will be the year of Linux desktop, and a whole lot of people will switch to GNU/Linux distros from Windows or Mac. But that year never comes, and frankly speaking, will never come at least in this decade. There are a many satisfied people using Windows in their computers, and I find no reason of them switching to Linux straight away.