I just ask you this can you play the latest computer games on your *Nix computer without doing major workarounds that most users don't know how to do?
No you can't, until then *Nix won't be popular. I'm starting to hate how everyone says Mircosoft is just out to get peoples money. WELL DUH it is a company you know, and that is what they do. Try and make money.
|With Ubuntu I can power a $65.00 motherboard and do basic computing, with networking, multithreading and tasking capability, use most of my favorite programs (if not all), use the internet, Wi-Fi, Java, develop on it, etc.|
That motherboard is a beast usually computers also require RAM, a HD, a PSU, and some sort of disk drive or other device to load content. Where can I get one of those multitasking motherboards ;p
But in all seriousness windows has more money behind it so they have more marketing, so they reach more customers. You have to realize that this is a billion dollar business not just some project made by a few friends. If windows sucked as bad as everyone tries to say they would not have as many customers as they do, even if they spent billions on marketing. So windows is a good OS, you might prefer another OS over it but that is your opinion and other people would disagree.
|If people were smarter they'd save the mula, have the exact same possibilities (or better) and be ahead of the game always; no conglomerate will have you on your knees barking for a treat anymore when you know your ropes.|
The problem is it doesn't have the same possibilities. *Nix is a great OS I give you that and I use it from time to time, but as of yet it doesn't support gaming very well.
|I'd estimate that anywhere between 20-50 percent of people would be lost if I brought up even the subject of hardware, software, and basic computing use.|
You said it, and there is your answer to why people don't use *Nix. It just isn't as user friendly and easy to use as windows and mac so users that have little tech experience prefer it.
One thing I will agree with you on is the people spending $2000+ dollars on a mac computer that's hardware is essentially worth $600.