How Linux Is Changing The Face Of End-User Computing


End-user computing (EUC) is changing quickly, and dramatically. In my work, I hear just how vital it is that organizations deliver better security, manageability and user experience every day. This is creating increasing pressure on the status quo of operating systems for end-user devices: Windows. And Windows simply can’t keep up with the requirements.

What you may not know is that this pressure is also giving rapid rise to the broad use of Linux on endpoint devices. In fact, according to a new IDC InfoBrief, Linux is the only endpoint operating system (OS) growing at a global level. (Full disclosure: IGEL sponsored the report.) While Windows market share remains flat, at 39% in 2015 and 2017, Linux has grown from 30% in 2015 to 35% in 2017, worldwide. And the trend is accelerating.

So, what is it about Linux that makes it so attractive for endpoint devices? Consider these factors:

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