What I think is the major culprit of why Linux is not making the grade in business is that it is constantly changing every 6 - 36 months. This is a major problem for a business to deal with. Lets say Linux version 10.00 comes out and everything is working fine. Then 6 months later version 11.00 is released and now several software packages that were once working is not. Most recent example is Google Chrome Browser ver 20. Version 19 of Google's Browser installed perfectly with no problems and would even play videos without even having to add extensions. After Version 20, click on Google Browser and the browser won't even load - just hangs!
No business will even consider using Linux in a business environment unless the distributions of Linux start supporting their versions longer and that time period must be at least 5 years ( Longer would be better) instead of the normal 6 months. Ubuntu is the first distribution to start supporting version 12.04 LTS to 5 years and I am hoping that the others will soon follow suit.
It makes no sense to hurry up with a new release only to break what was working in the previous version.
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