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Daniel ~ 14th May, 2009 05:47 PM

The Day, Or Year, The Linux Desktop Died
 
Written by Daniel
Thursday, 14 May 2009

It was back in 2002, according to Sam Trenholme, the creator of the secure DNS server software MaraDNS.

Posted by Serdar Yegulalp, May 14, 2009 11:45 AM
That was the year that forces conspired to make sure Linux on the desktop would never become a reality. Linux as a server was another matter entirely, but to him the "Linux desktop" is as dead as the Amiga. [Front page...]

Daniel ~ 14th May, 2009 05:51 PM

Naturally I just gotta hope he is wrong...":O}

One thing I've noticed that is usually over looked in theses predictions.... The future! ":O}

(And...Linux is free, MS is...well MS and prone to error...":O}

I'm interested in the thoughts of others on this...?

ccperf721p 14th May, 2009 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daniel ~ (Post 493134)
Naturally I just gotta hope he is wrong...":O}

One thing I've noticed that is usually over looked in theses predictions.... The future! ":O}

(And...Linux is free, MS is...well MS and prone to error...":O}

I'm interested in the thoughts of others on this...?

As you already know, I love linux and what it stands for, but... As I sat here the other day at a very high powered rig running linux, I realized that I can actually do more with my friggin cell phone than I can with a modern linux distribution. Linux to me is the same as it was 10 years ago. It still handles all the same chores it did back then, but that's about it. At least I can have fun with wobbly windows and a stupid cube....

I can understand the point of using linux because it is "Free". You also have to understand that it is not free to go to school, learn to write code, develop applications and distribute linux. Open source is great in theory, unfortunately it is a terrible business model... Reducing people to asking for donations and selling support rather than paying them for the time and effort to write the code.

When faced with the choice of having to pay $200 for an OS that will run the $4000 worth of software I have, or getting a free OS that will not run any of my programs, I find it to be well worth the $200, regardless of who it goes to..

Daniel ~ 15th May, 2009 05:14 PM

At a much reduced user level...mine... Apps are not a problem, I just use the apps that my distro's provide...It is because I can't afford $4000 worth of apps
( I know I've tried!! ":O}
that Linux is so attractive to me., I didn't buy an OS...I didn't buy the software.. and as ALL OF YOU already know I don't pay for support! LOL

From where I sit I can only heap praise upon Linux and it's developers and most helpful users.

Besides...I don't like Bill owning my world.

None of this is to say that Cliff Aedan and Gizmo's complaints aren't worthy or dead on! They are.... They just don't reach this far down the food chain.":O}


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