Linux is considered a serious alternative to Windows. According to the latest figures concerning its market share, its popularity with the general public remains low.
Likewise, its adoption by certain professionals and organizations takes time. For example, according to the general manager of Union Tech, Liu Wenhuan, the transfer of power between Windows and Linux in China could take 10 years.
Union Tech is behind UOS, a Linux-based operating system that is supposed to allow China to give up Windows. The move is part of a long-term strategy to reduce dependence on Microsoft software.
Windows, adopting Linux takes time
The development of an alternative to Windows is not an easy thing to do. China is progressing at a fairly slow pace. However, there are advances. Union Tech is currently in talks with local companies to support their software and devices. Chinese authorities hope that Windows could be replaced on approximately 30% of their devices.
According to Latest StatCounter Figures 86.67% of Desktop Computers in China Use Windows and 9.94% work with macOS d’’Apple. Linux is only a tiny 0.6%.