Bad Technology That Won't Die

5. Desktop Linux
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5. Desktop Linux

Linux is an open source operating system that comes in many flavors—it’s basically a free alternative to Windows and Mac. Unfortunately, the OS has never really made a big impact in small business circles, mostly because so few people can figure out how to use it. Ironically, Linux is incredibly common as an embedded platform—say, in your TV set-top box or in your car. But ask Ted on your sales team to connect over Wi-Fi using Ubuntu and you’ll need to show him a training video.—John Brandon