Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Aug 2012 20:46 UTC
Linux "For years now, Linux has been a black sheep standing in the shadow of Apple and Microsoft. Despite having a fervent and enthusiastic following, the operating system hasn't been able to grab a sizable share of the computing market and has instead been content to subsist on the customers that come away dissatisfied with the mainstream competition. But that may be about to change. With the release of Microsoft Windows 8 on the horizon, some are saying Linux may have a great opportunity to steal a significant share of the market away from Microsoft, allowing it to finally take the helm as a major operating system service provider." This has to stop, and the only reason I'm linking to this nonsense is to make this very clear: Linux will not magically conquer the desktop or even make any significant gains because of Windows 8. People who don't like Windows 8 (Vista) will continue to use Windows 7 (Windows XP). This is getting so tiring. And does it even matter? Linux is winning big time in the mobile space, server space, and countless other spaces. The desktop is and always has been irrelevant to Linux.
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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 29th Aug 2012 02:41 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
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It's delusional to think that "one fits all" idea will work for "all". Someone will always be upset. Balancing flexibility and functionality can satisfy enough users. Being too rigid or forcing stuff because "we know better how you are supposed to work" will upset enough users as well. Learn some design and ergonomics concepts if you wish.

Edited 2012-08-29 02:43 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by ze_jerkface on Wed 29th Aug 2012 04:40 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
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It will upset users but no one will be forced from Windows 7.

Hell XP is still available on piratebay. It's just Vista all over again where the vast majority will stick with what they have and Mac will gain a few points.

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