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[6]: Linus is still in denial
by nt_jerkface on Fri 15th Jun 2012 14:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Linus is still in denial"
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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...


Right but the Windows 7 RC showed that there are millions who are capable of downloading and installing an OS. I would bet that 90% of those users have tried Linux. It just doesn't provide enough value over Windows to be worth the annoyances.

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.


People don't break Linux, the updates do that.

If Linux was sold as "if you can install it then you can fix it" then I would have zero problem with it. But we have a Linux cult on the internet the continually sells it as an OS for everyone. It's not for everyone. As a general rule I don't think it should be installed anywhere unless the primary user is willing to learn the command line.

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