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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by xaeropower on Tue 19th Oct 2010 07:46 UTC
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Dead my ass. It seems to me that its the quarterly ms bullying by windows fans again.

Linux desktop is much better than it was 5 years ago. XGL, Compiz might be dead but who cares about those kiddie shits.

Xorg with a good nvidia card is just stable as hell (if you dont play unreal and other gl games on it). This is what the average win users will never experience. Having 150day+ uptimes on laptops and desktop boxes. You every day can do your things instead of fixing the crashing crap slow swapping windows boxes where the idiotic google toolbar, java, adobe, flash, daemon tools, hp, intel etc updaters keep bothering you even if you dont want it.

And thanks to ubuntu linux desktop is more popular than ever. But the best example just how perfect linux desktop can be is Maemo on cellphones. All icons, themes, system sounds are just perfect in default install and yeah your cellphone can have 100 days uptime now too.

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