Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
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The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by moondevil on Thu 21st Nov 2013 22:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Linux sucked for some time.


Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.

That is why I keep it for server side development and my little netbook.

My main laptop uses Windows 7 and I was a Linux Journal subscriber from 1995 until 2004.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 21st Nov 2013 22:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Indeed, but I consider Linux only for a server OS or to play around with. For those 2 things it is great.

I'm trying to replace the hard disk of my Windows 7 laptop with a SSD. Making an image was easy, putting it back not so. Oh well.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by andih on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 14:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
andih Member since:
2010-03-27

Indeed, but I consider Linux only for a server OS or to play around with. For those 2 things it is great.


What, linux to play around with?

MOS6510, you are missing out on something truly awesome man!

I have used linux as my only OS for ages. At work, at home, for play, fun, work anything. And I do not miss microsoft at all.

I work as a systems and network administrator, so no need for microsoft office or other proprietary bull ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by tylerdurden on Thu 21st Nov 2013 22:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17


Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.


You have to define a bit more what you mean by any of those terms. My linux laptop and android phone happily perform as well as any other system in any of those 3 areas you mentioned, and do so with plenty of mobility. But then again, I wasn't subscribed to Linux Journal so who knows...

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by moondevil on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 06:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Like 3D programming using OpenGL 3.x and 4.x/OpenCL/Cuda with proper drivers.

Using Unity.

Doing video manipulation work.

Having a OS that can hibernate properly and make use of the wireless card.

The remark about Linux Journal was to point out that I am not a Linux newbie and am fully aware of OSS since 1995, but eventually gave up.

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by unclefester on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 02:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.

My main laptop uses Windows 7 and I was a Linux Journal subscriber from 1995 until 2004.


My (Windows 7) laptop runs perfectly on Xubuntu.

Desktop Linux has improved a great deal since 2004

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by moondevil on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 05:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Desktop Linux has improved a great deal since 2004


Tell that to my wireless card and DPMS driver.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by gass on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 10:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
gass Member since:
2006-11-29

i can added that my windows 7 and windowsXP runs very well on the linux laptop (thanks to virtualbox ;) )

The linux desktop has indeed evolved ... but still too many edges to cut. Mainly on having stable and integrated environments. Not some kind of a different OS every 6 months.
And only now we are reaching the non-technical OS, where you want to have the X application installed and you don't know how to do it, even though linux has the *store feature for ages (dpkg/ap-get?)

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by abraxas on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 18:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

"Linux sucked for some time.


Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.

That is why I keep it for server side development and my little netbook.

My main laptop uses Windows 7 and I was a Linux Journal subscriber from 1995 until 2004.
"


I have to ask..in what respect does it suck for multimedia, 3D, and mobile? Those aspects of Linux are all fine for me but maybe you have different requirements. Those all did suck very much for a long time but they are quite good now...at least in my opinion.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by ricegf on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 22:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

"Linux sucked for some time.


Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.
"

I dunno, my Nexus 4 Linux phone is rock solid thus far. Seems to be doing pretty good in the commercial mobile market, too - 81% last quarter, at least as reported by IDC.

Maybe you're using the wrong Linux distro?

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by moondevil on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 06:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Well, should I start using Android for my laptop?!!

Because except for Linux, which is a kernel. With changes not part of the mainline, the userland is 100% Java.

Which handset manufacturer should I ask for the drivers?

How well does Android work with mouse and keyboard?

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