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Linux Serdar Yegalulp offers a long view of the current evolution of Linux, one that sees the open source OS firmly entrenched as a cornerstone of IT, evolving in almost every direction at once - including most demonstrably toward the mobile and embedded markets. "If Linux acceptance and development are peaking, where does Linux go from up? Because Linux is such a mutable phenomenon and appears in so many incarnations, there may not be any single answer to that question. More important, perhaps, is how Linux - the perennial upstart - will embrace the challenges of being a mature and, in many areas, market-leading project. Here's a look at the future of Linux: as raw material, as the product of community and corporate contributions, and as the target of any number of challenges to its ethos, technical prowess, and growth."
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RE[3]: changed my thinking
by Delgarde on Wed 17th Jul 2013 23:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: changed my thinking"
Delgarde
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Microsoft never gave the kernel any "witty" code project name, so it is basically referred to as the "NT Kernel."


And why would they? They've never had any reason to make a strong distinction between the actual kernel, and the kernel-oriented parts of userspace. There's a distinction in the code itself, of course, but since they're not separate projects like in the Linux world, there's no need for a distinct name...

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