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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RE: Desktop Linux never existed.
by oiaohm on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:42 UTC in reply to "Desktop Linux never existed."
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Linux is the operating system kernel and device drivers; it's not a desktop system by itself. Desktop systems are some of the distributions like Ubuntu.

Why do we want to see Windows replaced by Linux? is it just because we hate Microsoft and what it represents?

A four simple things.
1) Product Activation. That is a pain in ass trying to deploy images.

2) Client Access License Counting. Another pain in Ass MS invention. I also hate per seat counting as well on any software.

Basically I want to maintain hardware and support clients not waste my time running around doing paper work. Tracking software.

3) License cost. If I could pay MS for a Support contract instead of Licensing. Yes a true Redhat Style support contract I would be less pushing to move away. Where when I have a problem I can simple pick up phone talk to them and get problem sorted. But when I pay out money on software to the equal value of a Redhat support contract and I basically get no support should I not be annoyed about being ripped off.

4) Lot of server software is simpler to deploy on Linux and just simply works better on Linux.

I don't think we are asking too much to be rid of the first 3 as headaches.

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WGA = You are a chriminal until we have proof that you are not

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