Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of Lindows.com joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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want radical change: start with the hardware?
by mark_b on Wed 30th Apr 2003 14:53 UTC

Why do we still have this huge box that sits on our desktop with an architecture that is 20 to 30 years old?

Linux will win as the lines between embedded systems and desktop pc's start to blur.Settop boxes have more brains than pc's. With more and more broadband services becoming available and wi-fi becoming more feasible, things such as stand-alone game stations, pc's, settop boxes, tv's, audio equipment will begin to be combined into "smart" systems.

The manufacturers of thess new systems (Sony, Philips, etc.) will be using a Linux OS and not Windows.