As the need for an OS disappears into the sunset .......
How many people say I have to sit down at Windows and get some work done, vs how many say I wonder how quick the browser loads.
A lot of the hatred towards MS is based on class envy and successful corporation hatred that our media so much loves to nurture.
How many people EVER said they needed to sit down at Windows to get work done? That’s just not how people talk. And don’t believe the myth that the need for an OS is disappearing, the cloud ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, and you still need something to connect the browser to the hardware, you might not NOTICE the OS but it’s there.
I never “bash” MicroSoft. But I still prefer to use Linux.
Built my first PC in 1982. Ran TRSDOS, NEWDOS80, MSDOS, Windows 3.0, 95, 98 and XP. Spent many years using IBM AS400’s.
Put together my first Linux box about 15 years ago. First version was a UMSDOS version of Slackware. Then my first GUI Linux was running Redhat 5.0, then Mandrake and other distributions. Found them all, stable, secure, and efficient. They are more simple because of the lack of need for licensing control software.
There are still a few places that lack comparable Linux apps. Mostly CAD and Publishing programs. Otherwise I would never boot anything except Linux.
And I am not a Leftie by any measure. I simply like efficiency. I love XFCE GUI.
“As the need for an OS disappears into the sunset .......”
OK I’ll bite... so if you don’t have an OS running locally, how will computer users do any of the following:
1. Create home movies
2. Photo Processing using Photoshop
3. Programming in the language of your choice
4. Rip DVDs, store files on an HTPC
5. Play PC games
6. Store sensitive data locally, on an encrypted drive
The list goes on and on.
Really and whats you computer going to run on, the "Ether" (Over the ethernet)?...So call Cloud computing nor browser based computing does not replace an OS on the local system...It just changes the location of the resource the OS on the local system is calling