Linux: No need to be afraid of the penguin

Tux the penguin is the mascot of Linux. But cuteness does little to help it win over more users from Windows. — Tobias Kleinschmidt/dpa

Windows is the top dog among the operating systems for computers. Linux, despite being mostly free, open-source, more resistant to viruses and simple to use, gets a rough time. These two versions make it easy to switch.

The penguin has a hard time. Even after all these years, the mascot for the Linux operating system still struggles to make an impact against the colourful Windows symbol of Microsoft. That's because the market for operating systems on desktops and laptops is still dominated by Windows.

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