Why do you think windows is The most used os?
Do you think linux like UBUNTU OS is hard to use for a non-expert users?
Windows is more user friendly and the the oldest one after the Macintosh OS.but also Mac developed nowadays and also used in apple devices like ipod , ipad and iphone.
Linux is newer one and it's platform build for developer interface and users.
Windows has both option of normal users and developers and I think that It has the most user friendly platform.
The reason for that is low prices and variety. Is the same reason android is the most used os on mobile.
My personal opinion is mac os and ios is the most user friendly to use but the high prices and even more now they raise ever products killing any idea of iOS or mac being in any given time the most used OS. But that also goes allong with there marketing strategy they don't want to be in every pocket.. with Tim Cook I think the idea ( and wrong one) they want to be in few pockets but those who pay more.
I think windows being much more affordable and having many OEM helps alot for any person to have a computer and that is great. Also the pre-installed OS on computers is what make people have a windows computer. Linux you have to do the extra mile to install it and configure, update it is not for everyone that only wants a computer that 'just work' out of the box.
Ubuntu is a good OS and light one improving everyday, but is always target for people that have some extra knowlege base. Gaming using wine... updating by terminal sudo package.. there are a lot they could do to make those steps easier and maybe one day be a plausible competitor that a common person start to buy products with linux pre-install and have a good experience without thinking a lot about every task.
Still in Desktop, Microsoft Windows is the easiest one when compared to Linux or Unix.
In mobile its a different story - Windows based OS is almost out of the picture.
Windows remains the de facto OS for many users because of the following:
- Backwards compatibility: many people want their software, especially their games, released 10 or 15 years ago to still work perfectly fine on their modern computer.
- Familiar workflow: Windows works as users expect to work because they are already used to it.
- Why switch when Windows already does the job? Why would I go through the trouble of installing Linux when Windows already does everything I need a computer to do?
I personally use macOS and Linux more frequently, however, the exception being for gaming.
because it is easy to use.. and tweaking available, many support from windows user from all over the world
I like and I'm using linux, but my opinion is: too many cooks spoil the broth.
For windows the development goes in one direction. But for linux are too many lines of development.
Display-server: X.org, wayland
Init-system: sysVinit, upstart, systemd
Display-manager: KDE, Gnome. LightDM ......
Linux distributions: Does really anybody know, how much are available ?
The development should be go in in one direction.
Windows is more mainstream and easy to use,
You want steam? Go to the website and download it.
Linux just didn't have any room for gaming as it couldn't run windows games, But now that is changing.
Linux is able to run windows games much easier with steam proton, wine and other nifty software.
I think in 5 years Linux will be so close to windows.
I'm a KDE-lover and with Nvidia 390 driver I experience some grahical issues with Debian and Kubuntu as well.
So on my system the nouveau driver is the better choice.
By and far Windows is the most widely used home desktop operating system in the world, and is so because of it's ease of use. It's the first major commercially available operating system to use a mouse that aimed to be sold to the home computer user.
Because it's good and it has been good for a long time and from very early on, so a lot of software are written for it. Do you notice some instagramers are extremely popular, but what they do are not that unusual? if you invest a bit of time, you can possibly do a better job, but you are too late, they started early. lol
When Bill Gates decided to allow other people to write Windows software, Steve Job did the opposite. That was the beginning of the end for apple's operating system. Apple eventually returned as a sucessful business because of ipod, not its computer.
You may heard of lots of things about Windows no good, crash, not secure all that. Those can all be true if you focus on one particular aspect without comparison. But even well known open souced software companies run their daily business on Windows computers.
Windows is mostly good for what's made for ;)