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Linux is a lost cause. It's hard to make money with it, so development will always lack resources compared to MS and Apple.

If someone like Canonical could afford to have, say, 5k developers working on Ubuntu full time it could probably compete. But that's like $500 million a year in salaries (assuming $100k/dev) and they don't make anywhere near that. In fact, I think they're losing money right now.

Their best chance is going the Apple route and try to make profits with hardware sales, but the cost of entry is very high.

And then you have the biggest challenge of all, which is convincing people to stop using Microshit Office (or alternatively, gain enough market share that MS will port it to Linux).

tl;dr - Linux is kinda fucked

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