Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:21 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
Linux The BBC interviews Torvalds. I like this bit: "For me, Linux on the desktop is where I started, and Linux on the desktop is literally what I still use today primarily - although I obviously do have other Linux devices, including an Android phone - so I'd personally really love for it to take over in that market too. But I guess that in the meantime I can't really complain about the successes in other markets." Linux on the desktop is quite passe. Phones and servers is where it's at.
Permalink for comment 522138
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Linus is still in denial
by Fergy on Fri 15th Jun 2012 05:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Linus is still in denial"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

what you lack is a understanding of how problems like broken updates are a part of Linux and always have been. It's just part of what Linus created.

It is not a flaw in linux it just needs more testing. Linus is one guy in hundreds of thousands of people that define linux. And what does the linux kernel have to do with update systems?
It won't be long before Android phones can be used as desktops and your distro X that you dumped millions into still won't have the software compatibility of Windows or Mac.

Once you plug in your phone in your 24 inch 1920x1200 monitor with your mouse and keyboard you will want to use it as a desktop. This means browsing with a hundred tabs, using a spreadsheet, writing a letter etc. You need different apps for the desktop. Linux already has those apps and it is very easy to support android apps if you would want to.

Reply Parent Score: 3