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Old 15. Mar 2014, 05:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I tend to think Linux is about to turn the corner. I believe several Distros will solely pursue the corporate side like Radhat has. Others will have to decide if they will pursue the retro or the traditional desktop or both, there is always Mint as a fall back. I believe Ubuntu will re-rack their Desktop 'Unity' and release a traditional Desktop. (there's always Kubuntu) Finally it will be interesting which major Linux Distros will give Android (which is Linux) some real competition. Ubuntu is working on it and has been for awhile.
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Linux users and Linux developers are so diverse I don't think we'll ever see much consistency. This is great from a choice point of view but is also the reason (confusion) why a lot of potential Linux users take one look and move back to Windows.

Windows 9 is likely to be the key factor. If it follows the same desktop pattern as Windows 8, in a few more years so many users will have been forced down this path, they will be conditioned to wanting nothing else, so maybe then Linux distros too will be plain, boring and dysfunctional.
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Old 16. Mar 2014, 12:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If it follows the same desktop pattern as Windows 8, in a few more years so many users will have been forced down this path, they will be conditioned to wanting nothing else, so maybe then Linux distros too will be plain, boring and dysfunctional
That's a chilling thought, makes me wonder what other conditioning is going on
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Linux with its laughable desktop market share should never be compared to Windows.
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Linux with its laughable desktop market share should never be compared to Windows.
I'm very happy with my laughable Linux malware risk.
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Old 16. Mar 2014, 03:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Laughable for attackers, indeed.

Mind to share your IP?
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Old 04. Apr 2014, 07:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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(potential Linux users take one look and move back to Windows.)

I think it's the other way around,win folks are daily moving awy from Win to Linux.
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No, why?
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Old 01. Aug 2014, 03:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Not sure how much it will come to PCs, but "you use Linux everyday, do you know it or not?"

Says this video: How Linux is Built from The Linux Foundation
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(After having read the video description:)

The (almost) inevitable fact that I use web services running on various systems (FreeBSD, Linux and Windows Server are probably the most frequent ones) doesn't automatically mean that "I use Linux everyday". Using a website running on Linux doesn't equal running Linux. Sigh.

And I don't even have a TV.
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