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.
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RE[5]: Linus is still in denial
by XenonXZ on Fri 15th Jun 2012 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Linus is still in denial"
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Most geeks don't want Linux. That is what it boils down to.

As I pointed out earlier the Windows 7 RC eclipsed the market share of Linux despite it not being in stores.

Linux is fun during stages 1-5 of the Linux Youth Experience Cycle but at stage 8 where X crashes over a Flash video you are watching with a date the fresh factor really wears off.

Clearly, the geeks I know and the geeks that you know are completely different, the geeks I know won't use anything other than Linux.

Most people these days, just use what the "sheep" use, there is no getting away from Windows if your a "normal" user, it is in all the schools and everywhere you look from the very moment that you become self aware... Also most people don't like change on their precious machines. - Bring back the days when you actually had to install your own OS and actually know something about what you are doing to get started.

Linux is fun because I can do what I want, when I want and how I want, and noone sitting "up there" gives a sh*t.

I don't know how people "break" Linux, if your savvy enough to install it and use it, you can quite easily google what's happened and fix it in 5 mins.

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