graeme_p - 6:32 am on Jul 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
@pp46, actually Linux has had a huge amount of resources poured into development. Add up the contributions made by IBM, Red Hat, etc. and the total cost is massive.
It has not had much put into marketing.
@motorhaven, yes, as I said that is true IF you need an application that is available only for WIndows, you should use Windows. You need to, but I do not.
Given how many people have switched from Windows to MacOS or even iOS or Android as their primary OS, I suspect that a very high proportion of people could easily switch to Linux - most people only really rely on having a web browser and a office suite.