Want your OS to catch on? Well, just dumb it down, it’s that simple. OK, maybe you need to throw in really easy Facebook access, as well. Think about it. How many years has it been that we've been hearing that it might be the year that Linux makes a bigger dent in the mainstream market, taking boxes away from Windows? I can’t even count at this point. What many people think was the biggest splash is probably Ubuntu, which actually did a nice job of grabbing the attention of many Windows users along the way. How did Canonical do it? Simple, they made Linux simple….and more Windows and Mac like. Which, of course, kind of upset the people who were using Linux in the first place, since they were using it because it wasn’t Windows or Mac like. Then again, the Mac OS isn’t much more than a specialized Linux distro (oh, sorry, Unix which is Linux' dad), anyway, so what would one expect? The whole thing gets very convoluted along the way, especially now that Windows 8 looks like it's mimicking Android and iOS…which are Linux and Unix kernels to begin with.