Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Aug 2012 20:46 UTC
Linux "For years now, Linux has been a black sheep standing in the shadow of Apple and Microsoft. Despite having a fervent and enthusiastic following, the operating system hasn't been able to grab a sizable share of the computing market and has instead been content to subsist on the customers that come away dissatisfied with the mainstream competition. But that may be about to change. With the release of Microsoft Windows 8 on the horizon, some are saying Linux may have a great opportunity to steal a significant share of the market away from Microsoft, allowing it to finally take the helm as a major operating system service provider." This has to stop, and the only reason I'm linking to this nonsense is to make this very clear: Linux will not magically conquer the desktop or even make any significant gains because of Windows 8. People who don't like Windows 8 (Vista) will continue to use Windows 7 (Windows XP). This is getting so tiring. And does it even matter? Linux is winning big time in the mobile space, server space, and countless other spaces. The desktop is and always has been irrelevant to Linux.
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RE[2]: Yeah...
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 29th Aug 2012 06:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Yeah..."
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This is getting old too.

Yes it is, but so is going out and seeing nearly brand-new machines running the "latest and greatest" versions of Windows completely owned with malware of all kinds. So much for the forced PITA that was UAC, eh?

So yes, the "Windows is insecure" comments are getting old (I mean, come on--it's going to be going on fucking 2013), but it's still as true as it always has been, all the way up to Windows 7--and no doubt Windows 8 once Microsoft releases it into the wild.

I am still frequently reminded of this problem when I see other people's systems, whether I like it or not... and it would be nice if that wasn't the case. But it still is.

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