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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As already told in OSnews
by Nth_Man on Tue 19th Oct 2010 17:58 UTC
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2010-05-16

As an engineer already told in OSnews:

    As an embedded system engineer, I can tell one thing.

    In fact, Linux is almost everywhere.
    You just simply don't see it.

    Look, your Computer screen, your TV, your microwave oven, sat decoders, coffee machine, etc, etc. Almost everything which present you a menu on a LCD, in fact.

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RE: As already told in OSnews
by gtada on Wed 20th Oct 2010 00:03 in reply to "As already told in OSnews"
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2005-10-12

In fact, Linux is almost everywhere. You just simply don't see it.


I completely agree with that statement. The problem I see is that Linux has a branding issue. The typical Android users don't know or care that it runs Linux; they care more than it's an "Android". Google's brand has trumped Linux.

You can bet that every Mac user is proud to have a Mac, and that most PC users know he/she is running some version of Windows. Not many Android users know it's running Linux. When I tell them that they can run the same OS on their desktop as they have on their phone, they inevitably ask a variation of this question: "why would I want to have that phone OS on my computer?"

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