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PC World - "It's hard to deny the evidence - Linux basically has no chance to rival Mac OS X, much less Windows."

BAWAWAAA!!!!!

GNU/Linux - I hate it already!!!


http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/207999-2/desktop_linux_the_dream_is_dead.html


October 17, 2010 6:00 PM
Desktop Linux: The Dream Is Dead
By Robert Strohmeyer, PCWorld


End of the Road?
It has been a long trek since Linus Torvalds wrote the first Linux kernel as 
a college project in 1992, and the landscape has shifted considerably along 
the way. Despite grim prospects on the desktop, Linux has clearly asserted 
itself as a major platform that's here to stay. And of course, passionate 
open-source proponents will rightly stand by their favorite desktop 
distributions despite the challenges ahead.

But at this point in history, it's hard to deny the evidence: With stagnant 
market growth and inadequate content options compounded by industry inertia, 
Linux basically has no chance to rival Mac OS X, much less Windows.


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On 2010-10-18, One Shot - One Kill <fredy@gmail.com> wrote:
> BAWAWAAA!!!!!
>
> GNU/Linux - I hate it already!!!
>
>
> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/207999-2/desktop_linux_the_dream_is_dead.html

....which is ultimately irrelevant as long as the platform is still maintained,
and relevant 3rd parties continue to pay attention to it, and new apps are
created.

[deletia]

Want to breathe new life into the "dream"? Just use a Mac for awhile.


-- 
    Apple: Because if it's not from the iTunes store, 
    	   	                          then it's pirated.         |||
                                                                    / | \
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jedi (14754)
10/19/2010 2:22:16 PM
JEDIDIAH wrote:
>[troll] wrote:
>>http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/207999-2/desktop_linux_the_dream_is_dead.html
>>
Another multi-page bit of drivel from yet another of M$'s paid shills.

>...which is ultimately irrelevant as long as the platform is still maintained,
>and relevant 3rd parties continue to pay attention to it,
>and new apps are created.
>[deletia]
>
Lest it be forgotten, to make Vista from Longhorn,
M$ stripped out all the promised whiz-bang stuff.
To make Vista 7, they stripped out even more
so it wouldn't run like a slug on goofballs.

The only "new" thing was eye candy
and ISTM that *everyone else* had that *before* Micros~1.
http://google.com/search?q=Compiz+Quartz+Aero

Meanwhile, Ernie Ball, Inc. and Burlington Coat Factory
haven't used M$'s junk any time this century.
They don't have to buy brand new machines to run Linux
and they aren't on the perpetual "upgrade" treadmill..

Neither of those companies are bothered with
the time and expense to get anti-malware apps,
the time to install those, the bother of keeping them updated,
nor the time to figure out what went wrong
when the AV updates break things.
....not to mention the CPU cycles that AV needlessly chews up.

OTOH, the users of Windoze deal with the exploit of the day
and wait up to 30 days for Patch Tuesday
(assuming that M$ builds a patch to deal with the exploit
--or even acknowledges its existence).

With Windoze users constantly playing catch-up with the Black Hats,
it makes sense to use an OS that has security at its core
--an OS whose Time-To-Patch is usually measured in *hours*.

With M$ and the AV companies
losing ever more ground to the exploit writers
you'd think folks would opt off the train to CrazyTown
and switch to an OS that starts with proper file permissions.

....and the time Pogson invests supporting his systems
has gone WAY down as he moves his entire school off of M$'s junk.
http://pogson.6k.ca/2010/10/11/good-business/
A teenager can install Linux for you.
http://pogson.6k.ca/2010/10/16/ditch-that-other-os/

Oh, and Pogson hasn't had to buy new hardware to run Linux either.
http://pogson.6k.ca/2010/10/15/more-free-pcs/
He also saves energy
(not to mention having finer control over his charges).
http://pogson.6k.ca/2010/10/11/power-savings/

"No one got fired for choosing M$"?
Talk to the former CTO of the London Stock Exchange.
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10/19/2010 9:13:43 PM
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