Linux Really Shouldn’t Expect an Influx of Windows Users Anytime Soon
Windows 7 reaching the end of life is without a doubt a key moment for the OS industry this year. According to third-party data provided by market analysis firm NetMarketShare, Windows 7 accounted for more than 25 percent of the entire PC market in December 2019, which means that 1 in 4 PCs were powered by an operating system whose demise was imminent.
At the same time, these numbers show that 25 percent of the global PC users now have to face a huge dilemma: should we stick with Windows 7, move to Windows 10, or jump ship to Linux or macOS?
There’s no universal answer to this question, and it’s up to each user to decide which way to go. But in the last 24 hours or so, I’ve noticed an overwhelming enthusiasm in the Linux world, as many expect Windows users to migrate en-masse to the open-source world.
Ubuntu, Linux Lite, Linux Mint, and a few other Linux distros have all been specifically optimized to serve as familiar homes for Windows users making the jump to Li… (read…