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]: X Sucks
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 31st Aug 2012 13:37 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: X Sucks"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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RHEL desktop ( we are talking about desktops, right?) is as little as $50 a year.

If you can't afford redhat and don't trust cent to be around... there is scientific linux. Also free, developed and supported by Nuclear physicists.

What do you mean by "drivers break badly"? Are you talking about binary blob drivers? Or out of kernel drivers? If so, then yes they do break by the abi changes. If you are talking about open source drivers that are included in the kernel, then I can honestly say I've never seen that happen. I've never seen an open source driver included in the driver break because of an update.

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