Also why mastodon beats twitter, wikipedia outlived brittania and encarta, why email survives, why good old web pages are still a thing, ao3 prevails...

Linux didn't have to beat Windows, just outlast it. Capitalism inevitably overshoots its user base and squeezes blood from a stone. It can't not. Growth past maturity is mandatory. 100% of the market is never enough.

For an example of toxic business models squeezing blood from a stone demanding growth past market saturation, see Adobe:

Prudetube HAS a children's mode (which disables all comments and the mini player, but not playing in a window, and prevents you from adding videos to lists via some methods but not others).

But that was created as part of a legal settlement where they got sued for breaking the law by tracking minors, and they made it as useless as possible.

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