It is said that the potentate of operating systems market is Windows, the second is OSX. No one in the case of all kinds of rankings does not consider Linux.
According to a study made to order of company which distributes SUSE, currently 83% of companies use Linux on their servers. For the biggest advantages over other operating systems are: lower cost, increased productivity and a lack of attachment to single supplier. Linux is very popular in IT environment and not only because of its reliability.
It is also free and this is very big advantage for small companies.
The company which is just starting its activities do not have the budget for paid operating systems. Microsoft offers a lot of free (or almost free) solutions, but it does not have clout. Most of application available on Windows platform is paid, on the other hand most of Linux application is free. Linux has gained unprecedented popularity in corporate environments. In addition, Linux is proving to be much more efficient than the competition. Little penguin is 20 years old. Linux is widely recognized and trusted operating system, contrary to what the environment from the “butterfly” claims. It is a common parochial jealousy, especially due to the fact that Linux is not a system for everyone and most ordinary users can not deal with it. Also players have problems. Unfortunately, we must admit that Linux is not for them. There are projects like Wine, Cedega and PlayOnLinux. However it takes time before the new titles will be available on Linux. However, 83 percent of respondents currently use Linux on their servers, while over 40 percent use Linux as the main server operating system or one of the major server platforms.
The most popular use of Linux servers:
- databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL)
- business analyst
- web servers (Apache, PHP, Nginx)
What entrepreneurs else like in Linux? Nearly 60 percent of them confirms that the transition to open source platforms such as Linux, will allow them to avoid commitment to a single vendor. They are not dependent on the system, which is updated once a year, missing patches and everything is paid.
Does Linux have a chance to take the place of Windows? Unfortunately not. Such a situation is unlikely to take place. People are accustomed to easy solutions, which lead them by the hand, like children in the fog. Maybe then, when finally users will understand the importance of security and that their lack of subordination can be tragic not only for them.