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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RE[2]: Linus is still in denial
by nt_jerkface on Fri 15th Jun 2012 04:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Linus is still in denial"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

" It comes with more problems than it is worth. It breaks from updates

I use Kubuntu 11.04 (when I have more time, I will try other versions) in my computers and some friends also use it, and we update it and it doesn't break. Ubuntu server doesn't break either in the servers that I manage. And those computers don't have problems with sound and video. By the way, ZaReason sells laptops and other computers with Kubuntu preinstalled and working, if someone does not want to install it.
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WorksForMe(TM)

FYI I'm not new to operating systems so don't give me the Linux shill job. Find me a distro from 3 years ago that can update itself along with OpenOffice, Firefox and Flash to the latest versions without needing the command line. You won't be able to.

Ah, and that's being told just there, in OSNews. Readers can look at data if they want to know:


I would describe most of the users here as pro-open source and yet most run Windows. The fact that most run Windows but only 8% use IE speaks volumes. They are aware of software alternatives. I doubt even Linux.com has a majority of Linux visitors.

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Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

WorksForMe(TM)

As I wrote, Kubuntu in the desktop works for me, my friends and the laptops and other computers sold by ZaReason. I even left a VirtualBox Machine image in https://minus.com/mX2I0UnLl/1f
If you want to try to update it, you'll see how it does not break. Yes, you can update there OpenOffice, Firefox and Flash to the latest versions without needing the command line.

> > > geeks don't want Linux on the desktop

> > Ah, and that's being told just there, in OSNews. Readers can look at data if they want to know:

> I would describe most of the users here as pro-open source and yet most run Windows. [...] I doubt even Linux.com has a majority of Linux visitors.

I was answering about the "geeks don't want Linux on the desktop" sentence. The stats, of the operating systems of the visitors of OsNews, showed almost 30% of them using Linux on their desktops. At least a 30%, knowing that when people are working, a lot of them can not choose :-( another operating system than Windows.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


If you want to try to update it, you'll see how it does not break. Yes, you can update there OpenOffice, Firefox and Flash to the latest versions without needing the command line.


You sure about that?
http://www.kubuntuforums.net/archive/index.php/t-58681.html

I was answering about the "geeks don't want Linux on the desktop" sentence. The stats, of the operating systems of the visitors of OsNews, showed almost 30% of them using Linux on their desktops. At least a 30%, knowing that when people are working, a lot of them can not choose :-( another operating system than Windows.


Most geeks don't want Linux. That is what it boils down to.

As I pointed out earlier the Windows 7 RC eclipsed the market share of Linux despite it not being in stores.

Linux is fun during stages 1-5 of the Linux Youth Experience Cycle but at stage 8 where X crashes over a Flash video you are watching with a date the fresh factor really wears off.

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