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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[7]: changed my thinking
by Laurence on Thu 18th Jul 2013 23:35 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: changed my thinking"
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Oh just grow the hell up.

I can accept if you don't agree with the analogy. However I have frequently said that no analogy is perfect; I'm not trying to say that Linux is exactly like NT. I was only highlighting parallels between the two (and while they are very different, there are also similarities that can be compared). Annoyingly though, you're not even addressing the aspects which I was highlighting with my analogy. Instead you're going off on some wild tangent that's akin to saying "all obligatory car analogies are false because cars aren't software so they're inherently different." Which is true, but also completely misses the whole fucking point of an analogy.

But as I said, I can accept that you don't agree with my anology. But to miss the point of it so massively as you have done; and then to post that obnoxious poison about how you must be right because you told me so; well it's just pathetic.

Honestly, I don't get why some people consider the internet a free pass to behave like primates tooling a wooden club for the first time. You want to be seen as the intellectual alpha male; I get that. But at least conduct your discussion in a manner that's befitting of an intellectual.

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