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Old 06-25-2006, 01:06 PM   #1
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Will linux ever take operating systems by storm?

Linux no threat to Microsoft

To all you Linux users out there, you may wanna read this!

As the subject says: will linux ever take operating systems by storm?

Microsoft are to dominant in this software sector!
Old 06-25-2006, 01:10 PM   #2
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I don't think linux will. There are more users today then ever but not nearly enough to take over
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Old 06-25-2006, 04:30 PM   #4
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Linux no threat to Microsoft
Both Microsoft and SCO feel otherwise.
Old 06-25-2006, 04:45 PM   #5
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Um... am I missing something here?
Old 06-25-2006, 04:46 PM   #6
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Yeah, this is pretty much "flame bait and not much more." The sort of thing that comes up about once a week (too often).

Linux doesn't need anyone to defend it at this point. If you've always used Microsoft Windows (and, by extension, you've always used the sort of computer that Microsoft Windows is designed to run on), and nothing more, then you really just aren't qualified to comment anyway. Your opinion and exposure are simply too limited to be meaningful.
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Twenty years ago, did Sears ever think Wal-Mart would be a threat--let alone have nigh-world domination when it comes to consumer goods? Probably not.

So Microsoft doesn't think (or at least says it doesn't think) Linux is a threat on the desktop. What does it matter? Do you think I'm going to go to a Cingular store and ask them what they think of Sprint phones?
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sorry to regurgitate what everyone else has said...but who cares? If people want to use Windows, let them use it.
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Originally Posted by aysiu
Do you think I'm going to go to a Cingular store and ask them what they think of Sprint phones?
LOL I could imagine that conversation.
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Open sauceware
Perhaps Microsoft is entering the condiment market now?

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Originally Posted by boredandblogging
sorry to regurgitate what everyone else has said...but who cares? If people want to use Windows, let them use it.

I feel the same way. Windows serves a purpose as well as linux. If the shoe don't fit, don't wear it. Besides, I like linux right where it is. The user base of linux is a much more friendly crowd and widespread use would ruin the friendly image of linux (IMHO).
Old 06-27-2006, 08:32 AM   #12
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Think of it this way: would a parent who shuttles their 3 kids to and from school every day, then trundles off to the shops or whatnot want to be doing so in a formula 1 car? No he/she doesnt need the power that car provides, nor is it suitable for the job.

So you see, Linux serves a purpose for those who can truly see the benefit in using it and/or are interested in this "new phenomenon" in computing. And as others have said, who wants some angry, virus making windows user polluting our community? Not me.
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I do not think that the low quality of Microsoft will survive for a long time.Linux, on the other hand, is so much better.
Old 06-27-2006, 04:11 PM   #14
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I do not think that the low quality of Microsoft will survive for a long time.Linux, on the other hand, is so much better.
true but before people move to linux in large numbers microsoft will reform their ways. so even windows users who nevefr touch linux benifiet from linux popularity because if microsoft sees that the cost of improving their work is worth keeping more customers they will do it but at teh moment that is not the case because if the software sucks people will use it anyway except for like 1% (or less) who will use linux.

even if people use linux microsoft already got money from them when they bought their computers (unless u build the comp yourself) so really microsoft is in a secure position.

there are a lot of people who think that linux should take over teh world but trust me there are some people you would never want on linux and who would do badly on linux.

the point of linux is choice, for me it is that i choose how my system works not someone at microsoft but for others they may choose that they want the guy at microsoft to make those decisions for them.
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It already has!! Linux scales!!

The Linux Operating System scales like magic

Million/Billion soho routers and dsl-modems are running Linux OS (ucLinux - u cee Linux)

Mobile phones running Linux with a full-featured desktop,
Linux runs on grids, hundreds or thousands of machines in a supercomputing cluster

And the X Desktop run on Linux, which has the record of stability envied in computing. X Window system is based on: Version 11 was first released in 1988 and has been stable for 18 years, with only upward compatible additions to the core X protocol.

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