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antitankknife 02-27-2013 10:36 AM

Linux is taking over the world

Not sure if any of you have seen this yet, but he had some pretty good points. By the end of this year, Windows and Mac will hopefully be hurting pretty bad. It pisses me off that MS is going to upgrade and charge for Windows every effing year. Time for Linux to destroy these OSes.

unSpawn 02-27-2013 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by antitankknife (Post 4900914)
Time for Linux to destroy these OSes.

That simply has never been the purpose of GNU/Linux.

antitankknife 02-27-2013 11:03 AM

Lol, of course, but look at what it is capable of and it is free! I have serious issues paying money for Windows. 7 will be my last one. Even now, while I like Windows, it is more what the company stands for. I will never support Apple again. I like some of the products of theirs that I own, but since they are just suing everyone over stupid bullshit patents, I won't support them. Patent trolls need to be shut down. Period. Linux has so much more capabilities because it is open source and not closed like OSX and Windows. It just needs more people so the software makers have no choice but to support Linux(for software that Linux doesn't support well like games).

codergeek 02-27-2013 06:59 PM

I don't use windows anymore so what ever MS does with its OS won't affect me. Here is an article that was mentioned on a linux podcast. MS office 2013 will be tied to a single computer forever. So if you buy another computer in the future you can't reinstalled it on another computer. You have to buy another copy. Here is the article

With PC sales down and windows 8 being a bad OS as many say, MS is going to find ways to squeeze every dollar out of their customers in many years to come.

John VV 02-27-2013 07:50 PM


That simply has never been the purpose of GNU/Linux.
how true
beat the non free os's by making a better product for "beer" free ,and one that can and dose change with the times.

but every market has it's needs
the old " standalone MS machine " is starting to go the way of the Dodo

ms needs to change the OS to meet the needs of NEW users ( and the networked security NEEDS).
but i do not see MS evolving much
like the Neanderthal ,it was to specialized .When it's environment changed it could not adapt .

but ???? one can never tell .............

codergeek 02-27-2013 07:59 PM

Yep, mobility and portability is now the fad these days.

John VV 02-27-2013 09:10 PM

a home desktop and home cluster will never fully disappear .Some of us will NEED to do huge number crunching
but for some .....

codergeek 02-27-2013 09:49 PM

Of course. My statement was meant that mobile devices is the thing today but not a desktop replacement.


sundialsvcs 02-27-2013 10:01 PM

(Shrug ...) I use 'em all three most every day.

jefro 02-28-2013 03:10 PM

Don't count on linux taking over the world would be my opinion.

rokytnji 02-28-2013 03:19 PM

Kinda reminds me of Attachment 11961

Randicus Draco Albus 02-28-2013 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by unSpawn (Post 4900930)
That simply has never been the purpose of GNU/Linux.

It's not?!
I thought the purpose of Linux is to quash all other systems under a boot of solid iron, grind them into mush under the heel, and bask in the lamentation of the companies' owners.

Or perhaps I am confusing Linux with my dream of being the autocrat of my own little nation.

cynwulf 02-28-2013 04:36 PM

Absolutely... it's not an OS but a kind of cult/political movement dedicated to the downfall of Microsoft - the actual OS itself is irrelevant, we can simply pretend it runs windows games better than windows and that people are deserting windows in droves to join us... windows actually came about when some people from IBM dropped copies of MS DOS 6.22 into volcanos...

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