But the guerrillas usually don't have the occupation of the conventional army's country as part of their goals. In that analogy, in order to win we only need to make a working free software operating system available for use. Microsoft needs to completely eliminate Linux or figure of a way to ban or make it too difficult to use. The largest threat I see from them is patents but so far that has been contained to mobile device makers.
Linux's best chance to gain market share is in servers where the numbers are already more even. If they can continue to make gains I see it spreading first to corporate desktops, then trickling to home users as people get more comfortable using it at work.
I am a little scared about the UEFI thing.
Last edited by Christian (Dec 18, 2011 09:19:26)
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But the guerrillas usually don't have the goal to occupation of the conventional army's country as part of their goals
I think we are fighting over the same turf
The analogy was imperfect of course. It's just my sense that MS is the one biding its time, nibbling away at us with patents as you say, doing deals with OEMs to make it looks as though Windows is "free" to the vast majority of users: that windows IS the machine, and making "linux machine" availability almost invisible (and expensive (!)).
And next (unless something is done about it pretty sharpish) corralling us into only being installable on "old" technology...
I agree there'll always be a desktop linux available or something similar for people willing to put in the effort, but today (and the great achievement of the past few years) linux is EASY to installed on almost any PC: soon that may not be the case ...
(But then I am the resident pessimist )
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Maybe the EU will knock MS into submission again.
The EU may not be here to knock anybody.
Missed this thread 2 weeks ago, but here's my prediction:
Once mind gets the bugs worked out if MGSE/Cinnamon/whatever, they will switch their base 'frozen' distro to be based on Debian Testing.
MikeC, who is still waiting for LMDE XFCE Update Pack 4