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LINUX: Are they the next gen OS?

by iminmessaging / September 24, 2013 1:52 AM PDT

Hi everyone!

I know it's been a very debating topic, we are addicted to Microsoft's product Windows. No doubt, we all started learning computer with any of the windows version. But, as we have started exploring the things around us, we now know the crashes we face in windows and the fear of losing our data due to virus attack on windows systems. I would like to welcome you all to comment and know that can Linux become everyone's OS?


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Since Android sits on top of Linux
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2013 1:56 AM PDT

It's always interesting to read where folk get all excited about a Linux Phone when it appears it's already here.

And since there have been about 1 billion Android phones sold then you could say it is already everyone's OS.

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Crashes, what crashes?
by wpgwpg / September 24, 2013 2:05 AM PDT

I can't remember the last time I saw a crash of a Windows 7 system, and I don't believe I've ever seen a crash on a Windows 8 system. The only time I ever reboot either one is when I'm installing a new program or software updates. I recently ran 25 days on my Windows 8 system before rebooting for Windows updates. Linux is fine for the academic environment or techies, but I haven't seen it in any commercial or government environments outside of servers. Think about conversion costs for commercial accounts. Personally I use Linux when I need to diagnose a problem, but I'm happy as a pig in slop with Windows 7 & 8. Laugh

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Nod. I get crashes in Linux too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2013 2:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Crashes, what crashes?

Usually on the same machine that crashed in Windows. To me it's always a sign there is a hardware issue.

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Not true wpg
by itsdigger / September 24, 2013 2:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Crashes, what crashes?

Not only is our nuclear fleet powered by Linux , so is most of our military and even the White House as well as most of our and many other country's governing bodies , also a bunch of banks and so forth . Look here at this wiki -> ..Digger

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by pgc3 / September 24, 2013 2:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Not true wpg

Many European manufacturing organizations use Linux, commercial version(s) over Windows, for a myriad of reasons.

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Linux fan
by pgc3 / September 24, 2013 2:29 AM PDT

I have personally used Linux in several systems over the years, with few issues, I am definitely a fan and continue to use the OS. I've recommended Linux to others as an alternative to Windows and many to whom I've recommended the OS use it on a regular basis.

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Not anytime soon
by 3rdalbum / September 24, 2013 9:41 PM PDT

If you count Android as Linux (I don't, personally) then Linux is practically "everybody's OS".

If you don't count Android as Linux, then Linux is still doing what it's always done: Slowly erode Windows' userbase. Only this time, there are other things eroding Windows too.

I personally believe that you only get viruses on Windows if you're an idiot, or if you don't use your brain before downloading and running a program and what you download is actually a trojan. Crashes? I don't experience many on Windows systems, funnily enough I find Windows practically never hibernates or suspends without crashing. Data loss is usually due to bad hard drives, and of course they will lose data no matter the operating system you use.

I use Linux because it's simply a nicer system to work in. Very trouble-free, easy to use, and has some pretty helpful features. You can put Linux onto any general-purpose computer, which is very handy; it wasn't so long ago that I lost my Windows 7 CD and my partner had to be without Windows for a week. If I lose my CD of the latest Ubuntu, I can just download another one.

Is Linux the OS of the future? Maybe. But it's probably just as likely to be the OS of the present, and something else will come along later. I think we're seeing Ubuntu becoming its own home-grown vertical platform instead of incorporating other traditional pieces of the Linux stack. Possibly Ubuntu will be the successor to the ordinary Linux desktop, eventually. That would make Ubuntu the OS of the future, and Linux the OS of the past.

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I like your view but ..
by iminmessaging / September 30, 2013 4:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Not anytime soon

Hi 3rdalbum,

I welcome your comments. I like your views and do agree with you on some points like you download anything you find on INTERNET or you click various links without thinking that this might make your system prone to viruses and trojans. But have you thought atleast in Linux environment you do not need to worry for this, I do agree that Linux is not fully protected but Linux provides you an opportunity to save your PC from attacks as viruses are executables and Linux do not let them run.

And, yes I must tell you I started using Linux because of Ubuntu. I have tried all the distros but in a nutshell Linux do have the potential to stand out in future.


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Good feedback
by iminmessaging / September 30, 2013 4:44 AM PDT

I am overwhelmed to see the feedback you all have given. You all have brought up the points that indicate Linux provides a better experience in terms of stability. Let's talk more and see if any other user come up with any other innovative idea.

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