Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:54 UTC
Linux Well, it's been a while since we've opened this particular jar (box is not historically accurate) owned by Pandora. Desktop Linux... Yes, that ever elusive readiness of the desktop that is Linux-powered. Some story on ComputerWorld argues that the desktop Linux dream is dead, and apparently, the story is causing some stir on the web. Well, paint me pink and call me a lightbulb, but of course desktop Linux is dead. However - who gives a flying monkey? Linux is being used by more people than ever!
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Yup, no Desktop Linux... but...
by leech on Tue 19th Oct 2010 03:51 UTC
leech
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2006-01-10

There is a Desktop BSD!

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=desktopbsd

I really wouldn't use the Linux Kernel as a desktop either, I mean without any userland, it'd be pretty useless. Good thing there are these things called distributions out there that package up Linux along with a ton of cool software.

They work great as desktops, workstations (is there a difference anymore) and servers.

I could just as easily say Windows 7 Desktop is dead, because the search function in Windows 7 is crap. In fact most things in Windows 7 is crap. For a good laugh, try right-clicking on the task bar and selecting small icons. You'll see that all your launcher icons have shrunk, but the big ol' Windows symbol is still the same size, and the bar is only slightly smaller. What an utterly useless feature.

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