This is a huge factor. Now that computers have become extremely common, the average computer user is not as comfortable with computers as the average user a decade ago. This means that most home computer users will only have computer skills they have picked up in the office. For them the unfamiliarity of Linux would make it unpopular.
Originally posted by Amit Saini:
For Linux to rule the world, they have to make an entry into the corporate desktop world.
Maybe. If the average user could use Linux as easily as Windows, then Linux geeks wouldn't be able to feel superior any more. They'd loose their identity, and one of their reasons for feeling above the above the hoards of uneducated average users. What would they have left to moan about while gathering for a pizza or posting on Slashdot?
Originally posted by Dharam Singh:
You mean to say those 'elite' geeks don't really want Linux to become popular?
Originally posted by Eric Lemaitre:
And about Java, its main interest is to run on any platform, but as almost all platforms are Windows this feature is practically useless.