Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2007 16:07 UTC, submitted by Kishe
Linux "The news of Con Kolivas, a Linux kernel developer, quitting that role, along with an interview in which he explains why, could and should make loud noises around the Free Software community which is often touting GNU/Linux as the best operating system one could use, and not just because of freedom you have with it. In the interview he says certain things which should cause tectonic shifts in the mindset that we have all been having. Why didn't we realize these things before? As you can see, the article intrigued me quite a bit, and got me thinking about a better way forward for the Free Software OS. I'll go through some of the basic points that he makes and lay out one possible solution and its implications. However, take this article as just a discussion starter." My take: I have been advocating splitting the Linux kernel up (desktop, server, embedded) for years now.
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RE[2]: MacOSX
by wargum on Fri 27th Jul 2007 17:32 UTC in reply to "RE: MacOSX"
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See how you argue out of a server perspective? It may be slower on databases, but audio doesn't stutter regulary, latency is excellent, and even under heavy load the system is just responsive, something I still can't say about Linux, even the newest distros. Also, I find X11 rather unstable, and extremely unflexible: Connecting your Laptop to a beamer to do a presentation just works under Mac and Windows. Good luck on Linux.

This is all basic stuff, that just has to work, if Linux wants to be more than an alternative to Windows for Geeks. How can you possibly deny that!

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