Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:21 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
Linux The BBC interviews Torvalds. I like this bit: "For me, Linux on the desktop is where I started, and Linux on the desktop is literally what I still use today primarily - although I obviously do have other Linux devices, including an Android phone - so I'd personally really love for it to take over in that market too. But I guess that in the meantime I can't really complain about the successes in other markets." Linux on the desktop is quite passe. Phones and servers is where it's at.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:24 UTC
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Linux on the desktop is quite passe

I didn't get that part. You mean it's outdated?

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by agnar150 on Thu 14th Jun 2012 03:12 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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What he means is the future of computing is the phone and the server market. The desktop as we know it is dead. Your future computer will be your phone.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 14th Jun 2012 06:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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If that's true, it's still somewhere in the future. At least until new technologies for displays will be developed. The size of the computer itself can change, but the size of the input interfaces (keyboard and etc.) as well as the visual interfaces (display) won't go anywhere, since people remain people. So in order to make a tiny computer truly usable, it needs some interfaces akin to this:
which could pop up out of that computer. Unless you are talking about built in computer augmentations, but that's another matter altogether.

Otherwise current day handsets can't possible fully replace computers with normal monitors and keyboards, because of basic ergonomics.

Edited 2012-06-14 07:00 UTC

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