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[4]: Linus is still in denial
by zima on Wed 20th Jun 2012 21:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Linus is still in denial"
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Irrelevant what you or I "bet" on. Point is, imagining things has often little to do with reality, doesn't make them any more likely.

But if you really want to know - sorry, you must face the harsh reality that all of those have little chance, they will probably linger on at most, with hardly any momentum (like Ubuntu had at the beginning, oh how great it seemed; I still have the first shipped CD somewhere). Missing their window of opportunity (there is something like a crucial time period), in the end less optimal overall than what took over (not saying that what did was super optimal, only more at the time), like many here

Realistically, if there's any ~desktop Linux on the horizon, it's probably Chromium / Chrome OS now...

Edited 2012-06-20 21:13 UTC

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