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futurist 03-26-2003 06:16 PM

The future of Linux -- 5 years time
 
Do you think Linux can supercede windoze in 5 years time? Or, at least grasps 50% of desktop OS market ?

Actually linux is not difficult to use, if you really sit down and read a book on linux, getting familiar with the filesystems and gnome/KDE interface, you'll soon like it.

Tinkster 03-26-2003 06:36 PM

/me gets out his crystal ball, but, instead of gazing into it, hurls it @ futurist with incredible acceleration "Try to answer that yourself, mate".




Cheers,
Tink

futurist 03-26-2003 06:54 PM

:D :D :D :D :D

I predicted Microsoft may go 50% opensource to suppress the growth of linux.

bobbitt 03-26-2003 08:00 PM

50% open source? Like every second line? :D

orange400 03-26-2003 08:20 PM

Yeah eveything but the "secret" parts ...

Do you know the waterboy?

What?? Bill Gates didn't invent Microsoft! I invented Microsoft!! Microsoft is the Devil!!

lol

orange400 03-26-2003 08:23 PM

Really though, Microsoft is for the typical people. They buy a computer with it pre-installed, ands when it starts up for the first time, it tells you how to use it. Linux is more for the people that understand the computer stuff. I don't know what'll happen ... I bet Linux will become more popular, but unless it gives in and takes after Microsoft, it won't dominate. But it'll be a strong OS forever, waaay better than Microsoft has to offer. Anybody who says MS is better doesn't use Linux.

darin3200 03-26-2003 09:04 PM

I think it will have grown with a larger base but not a majority in 2 years unless microsoft really screws up poll on when linux will be main operating system on most computers

cuckoopint 03-26-2003 10:13 PM

Well, if we compare computers to cars, as the manufacturers get more confidence they will make cars which need less mantainence, but when they do need it - you will be forced to see a 'professional'. there will always be car builders, hobbyists, etc. but as cars go more mainstream, they will be made to work by themselves (even if the technology is being retarded to fit this need). Who thinks that a similar situation may occur with comps? As we create more specific technologies, things like web appliances, etc. may become more popular and knowledge of computers will be even less - creating two poles of computer geeks and mass consumption that goes by the market. What do you think?

trickykid 03-27-2003 08:47 AM

Who cares if Linux takes over the desktop market or not.. or if Microsoft keeps 90% of the market..

Use Linux cause you prefer it or use Windows if you prefer it over Linux.. but who really cares. Use what suits you best and forget about who's going to dominate who or what..

futurist 03-27-2003 09:39 AM

Emotional tie, i care!


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