10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Isn’t Mainstream. Yeah, the title is totally link-bait. However, it’s worth noting that I actually deliver what the title describes and then some. Linux is awesome, but sadly, most people haven’t heard of it. Here’s why.
1) Brick and Mortar availability (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ubuntu-linux-linux/8888563.p?skuId=8888563, https://www.computerworld.com/article/2534618/operating-systems/best-buy-stores-to-sell-boxed-version-of-ubuntu-linux.html)
2) Legacy software expectation (MS Office, Autocad, Adobe, industry specific app here)
3) Gaming (PC gaming)
4) Local support ecosystem (who is my tech person)
5) Industry labeling for hardware compatibility (Best with ____ OS)
6) Wild card hardware issues – (audio, video, networking)
7) User experience familiarity (Weird UI, searching for software isn’t recommended)
8) No one company to yell at when something goes wrong.
9) Too much choice in desktops, distros and other elements of the desktop.
10) Old, dated belief systems about Linux.