TurboShrimp, on 04 February 2013 - 07:43, said:
In not trolling in anyway I am serious you may not see it but Linux is all over the place . iPads iPod iPhone every android phone & tablet , kindle fire in dash touch screens in cars and soon ubuntus own phone also Mac osx . All running Linux / unix kernel. The FACTS don't lie. Microsoft has never been in the spot they are in now with so much to lose and if they do not step it up you will see like it or not.
I'm also pretty sure calling people trolls are not in the fourm rules please be nice.
So your not trolling and claim Linux has moved forward while Windows hasnt?
iOS is somewhat based of the OSX kernel, not Linux. As OSX is UNIX based. Again not Linux. So in the end iOS is unix based, yet again, not Linux.
The fact that it runs POSIX is the advantage it has, it could run on any OS. Making almost any Linux application that does not use OS specific hooks or whatever to run on any OS available.
Also Android is not considered a Linux Distro, just because it uses the Kernel does not make it Linux on its own. It uses a java virtual machine ontop of it. Making Android in theory... kernel independent.
Linux it in this day and age still being crippled by some of the ancient techniques used in the kernel, much of its legacy code is a big issue and creates an unawnted overhead especially if you increase the amount of cores. (doesnt make Linux slow per sé, but it is unwanted).
So whats new in the Linux world? KDE4? Gnome3? aptitude? the progress Linux made under the hood is surprisingly little over the past decade. Its noticeable.
Whereas Windows has rewritten its entire Windows during the development of Vista. While allot (to much imho) of the old code has been reused. They did redesign the kernel from the ground up. Implemented a new driver layer. While Linux lacks the capabilities of the Windows XP driver layer. Microsoft already went ahead and improved it even further.
Microsoft added native GPU acceleration to the OS. Making it the one and only OS/Kernel that can natively shove calculations down the GPU. Reducing CPU load where possible. While Linux can not do this. (Fun fact, Nvidia wrote their driver entirely on their own, creating their own API and own layer directly into the kernel because the 'native' Linux driver functionalities lacked features).
And you have been ranting about the registry, you think Linux has no organised central location? It does, nothing wrong with having a centralized database, as this is generally what a Registry is. No OS cannot go without its build in database to store data and information natively into the OS.
Be it that the registry was easily filled up and crippled in older Windows', which in Microsoft's defense often is due to programmers ignoring standards and recommendations. Nowadays in modern day Windows, its selfhealing and self cleaning. There is no need for 3rd party 'cleaning' software if you're on Windows 7 or 8. (On Vista it still seems to help, although the effect is barely noticeable if your talking about speed increases).
And there is a ton more, but i cant be assed to list it. Go do some research or fact finding and enjoy.
Or keep trolling.