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[7]: Comment by Bobthearch
by lucas_maximus on Wed 29th Aug 2012 07:18 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Bobthearch"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

OMG, a key on a keyboard is social injustice? Are you serious?

You are quite clearly deluded if that is the case.

Never mind responding to my other points.

You know you could actually buy hardware from supporting companies that want to cater for your niche. Which is always constantly ignored.

I wonder if you would ask the same of Apple to sell Windows and Ubuntu with their Macs ... because that has a "Macintosh key".

Edited 2012-08-29 07:26 UTC

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RE[8]: Comment by Bobthearch
by shmerl on Wed 29th Aug 2012 07:53 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Bobthearch"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

You already several times commented that even violating antitrust laws is acceptable if "no one cares". So no point to talk about injustice really, since you think that when "no one cares" it's not a problem.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Anti Trust was years ago, it isn't the 90s anymore.

You keep on bringing up different arguments to widen the goalposts.

At the end of the day, most people are happy with default operating system provided.

There are vendors that sell systems which do not have Windows and you are quite happy to buy from them, instead of bothering Dell, HP, Lenovo and others.

Vote with your wallet instead of getting your knickers in a twist about something you can never change.

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