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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shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

It's lower than it can be without imposed barriers. However the reason to oppose injustice is not in numbers, but in the injustice itself. You obviously have hard time comprehending it.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

What nonsense are you talking about?

A computer is a tool. Windows machines are sold as advertised, an x86 computer with Windows pre-installed. The system is sold as advertised.

There is no injustice, no unfairness. Those who want an alternative usually buy a Macintosh.

As If you wanted a machine with Desktop Linux pre-installed there are options available.

I dunno where this injustice you speak of is coming from.

Like it or not a market is dictated by supply and demand.

As I keep on telling you, vote with you wallet. If you want it preinstalled or with no OS on a system, then give your money to a company which sells their hardware
with those options. There is nothing preventing you or anyone else from doing this.

What you are doing is whining and nothing else.

Edited 2012-08-29 10:42 UTC

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

What nonsense are you talking about?
I'll just repeat once again for you - you won't understand. For you any ethical problems are "nonsense".

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