Continuing a series of guest posts sparked by a discussion over at the Hampshire Linux User Group. This turned out to be the best argued thread that we've had in some time, and worth wider reading. Here is Vic's first response to Ally Biggs question.
Do you guys ever think there will be a day that Linux will be as popular as Windows in the desktop market?Yes. Not for a while, for sure, but eventually, GNU/Linux will be pervasive. Android/Linux is already getting there.
I used to think this would take tens of years, but Microsoft seems to be
falling over itself to upset users lately...
will help. Just don't expect it to be a path to instant riches - there are
many people out there with those qualifications. Unix-type skills
generally command a higher salary, although the work can be harder to
my preference, but it tends to frighten the horses if you do too much of it in front of a customer.
Why isn't it being adopted more for everyday use?
Why don't the developers standardise a distribution for the home user i.e. same package manager and packages?
For any preference you might have, I'll find you ten people who hate it with a passion...
So how did you guys learn Linux? Found a rubbish old machine. Installed RHL on it. Thought up a few projects to do with it.
What are the key areas to focus on to develop a good foundation?