Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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RE[6]: Comment by redshift
by Laurence on Sun 16th Sep 2012 21:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by redshift"
Laurence
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Really? Better tell Dell, System76, and a dozen other Linux OEMs they don't exist then.

I didn't say they don't exist. I said they were rare.


And if you are talking retail?

Of course we're talking retail. Did you actually read my post?


As an actual retailer who USED to sell Linux desktops I'll be happy to tell you why that is, because Linux devs destroy any chance by constantly fiddling with the internals. You see with web sales all sales are final, NO after sale support. this is the exact opposite of retail where if you don't offer at least basic support your sales dry up and blow away, and I can tell you that Linux drivers breaking every update made Linux cost me MORE than Windows by a long shot. At $35 an hour frankly it only takes ONE forum hunt because pulse puked on sound or the WiFi driver was totaled for it to make the $80 cost of Win 7 Home the better deal. This is only gonna get worse with Win 8 as its just $40 for Pro.

But hey, don't take my word for it, please look at this list of over 100 major show stopping bugs with links. If you'd like I'll be happy to post the original page from 3 years ago to let you compare and see how many of them still haven't been fixed after 3 years. Linux works on servers because admins get paid a high 5 figures to do nothing but fix the stuff the devs break, this is the complete opposite of the home market. Even one of the RH devs says the Linux desktop is suckage and the entire system is unsustainable, link provided below.

http://linuxfonts.narod.ru/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.c...

https://plus.google.com/109922199462633401279/posts/HgdeFDfRzNe

I'm not really sure why you're arguing this with me because I was never making a claim that Linux was ready for the desktop. Just about market share figures.

In fact did you actually read my post? Because you're doing this tired old habit that many on here exhibit, where they feel compelled to educate your opponent without even thinking about the post your replying to nor the points it raised.

If you read my post again, you'll see that I deliberately avoided any personal commentary on the state of desktop Linux. It's the very type of argument I actively try and avoid these days because everyone feels so passionately that the other person is wrong and needs to be educated otherwise. Thus, quite frankly, a futile debate that almost always ends with stupid comparisons and trolling.

You hate FOSS / Linux, I get that. But please don't take your personal prejudices out on me.

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