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Poll: Will 2014/2015 be the year of Linux?

Will 2014/2015 be the year of Linux?

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#1 Vester

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 14:49

So What do you think people.

 

Windows XP will be dead in the water as far as updates go so allot of people with old insecure machines will have 3 options

 

1) Upgrade PC to run windows 7,8.

2) Keep Windows XP and be insecure.

3) Install Linux.

 

Another thing happening this year is SteamOS and Steam Machines. As these are built and sold on you have more Linux users added to the Mix. If Game studios do start to take a liking to SteamOS (Personally I think they wont.) this could mean a huge boost in Linux gamers.

So will 2014 possibly 2015 be the year of Linux! (Not talking like 50%+ of all Operating Installs here just a huge jump in numbers.)




#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 14:55

Most businesses do not want to do this, because everything works. They do not play games, so it would be pointless.



#3 Dot Matrix

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 14:59

Hahahaha. No, keep dreaming.

 

Linux has nothing behind it to make it even an attractive alternative.



#4 cork1958

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 14:59

There will NEVER be a year of Linux, period!

 

Windows simply dominates the market with OEM computers to much.

 

Also the fact that there's WAY more of a learning curve between Windows and Linux than Windows 7 to Windows 8, even if Windows 8 sucks, for most people who first see it!



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 15:04

As much as, say, 1789 was the year of the Holy Roman Empire.



#6 siah1214

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 15:04

You should specify "year of the linux desktop" and I'll tell you right now that'll never happen.  Anyone that thinks people are going to switch from XP to Linux en masse is smoking something. 

I don't know why y'all can't be happy with Linux dominating in mobile.



#7 Sszecret

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 15:06

I suppose you mean the year of Linux desktop, right? Because on the server side, Linux is doing pretty well. 

As far as the last sentence is concerned, there was no need for the size increase. 



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 15:07

You should specify "year of the linux desktop" and I'll tell you right now that'll never happen.  Anyone that thinks people are going to switch from XP to Linux en masse is smoking something. 

I don't know why y'all can't be happy with Linux dominating in mobile.

 

Android is not Linux, mmkay?



#9 siah1214

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 15:12

Android is not Linux, mmkay?

Tell that to the Linux foundation and Android central, oh and lose the snark while you're at it:
www.androidcentral.com/ask-ac-android-linux



#10 Kryspy

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 15:18

Linux and Android share the same kernel.  So in essence Android is Linux based.  It is an overlay OS.

 

And as far as 2014 not being the year of the linux desktop; tell that to my 12 year old who uses Linux Mint everyday and asked me to delete her Windows 7 partition.

 

Kryspy



#11 DoctorD

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 15:20

My thoughts on it:

Just because XP is no longer being supported does not mean by any means folks are going to just stop using it and or the computers it is installed upon. I cant even get my company that has well over 300 Core 2 Duo xp machines to even begin an upgrade to windows 7 and I work for a state agency. Then you want me to let alone tell, no better yet convince some run of the mill user that its time to update their OS or tell them to use an entirely new OS that doesn't support their things that they run day to day?

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 15:22

The year of Linux has already been and gone, Linux is everywhere.

 

Many single purpose devices such as routers are Linux based. Linux is on millions, if not billions of servers around the world. Android is on billions of mobile phones, tablets and now set-top devices world wide. Were going to see a lot of Linux based Steam OS devices this year too.

 

Will Linux ever have its year on the desktop? probably not. However does it really need to? its certainly doing fantastic else where in my opinion.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 15:26

Tell that to the Linux foundation and Android central, oh and lose the snark while you're at it:
www.androidcentral.com/ask-ac-android-linux

 

Of course they would. The bright minds of the underdogs continuously oppressed by the evil empire... that absolutely can't, with all their ingenuity, get their own s* together, and yet look to conquer the world. Google did all the hard work of building myriad of things, a whole another world, atop of free stuff (as they unscrupulously do all too often), and yet the achievement is all theirs?

 

Linux is not kernel. Linux is a cult of kernel.



#14 _dandy_

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 15:28

The obvious option you forgot is that for those people who aren't tied to XP is that they'll just get another machine that already comes with Win 7 or 8.  That's the path of least resistance.  Unless, by "upgrade PC", you actually meant "replace PC".

 

Anyone who's free to move away from XP but hasn't already done so by now isn't going to move to Linux, of all things.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 15:38

1993 was the year of Linux.