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Mark R. Hinkle: "Linux is ready for the desktop"
In my view, Linux on the desktop is a viable operating system.
It offers many features that are more innovative than commercial solutions.
Virtual consoles, secure remote access solutions, true multi-tasking, and the
ability to use robust journaling file systems all come to mind. Despite these
advanced features, I have also noticed some parallels between Linux and some
earlier versions of Windows. Let’s term these similarities as “growing
I do feel that there are many cases today where Linux is an inadequate
solution, specifically in the area where James Turner's complaint lies - in
laptops(docking is my pet peeve) and multimedia. However, I believe James to
be a high-needs user; it’s my contention that much of the computing world
comprises low-needs users. These terms should not reflect poorly on either
Linux evangelist Bruce Perens has made available his first draft, UserLinux:
Repairing the Economic Paradigm of Enterprise Linux. Which at first read
sounds like a good idea, even though it seems to bear many similarities to
United Linux. UnitedLinux to date seems to have had very little impact on the
Linux user community - due to SCO’s participation and the lack of
unilateral support by Linux distribution vendors, most notably Red Hat.
Analysis of UnitedLinux’s results to date may be helpful to those thinking
about jumping on the UserLinux bandwagon. This is not to say that UserLi... (more)
With the U.S. economy and IT spending finally appearing to be making a
comeback and China and India adopting IT faster than you can say symmetric
multiprocessing, why am I predicting layoffs?
I'm not predicting layoffs so much as a shift from vendors and service
providers who don't support the integration of open source and commercial
systems. You see, I lead somewhat of a sheltered life - I usually speak with
people in the open source field, the IT professionals who drink the
proverbial Kool-Aid. They already have IT plans that encompass open source
operating systems, such as Li... (more)
My two buddies Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) and Giles Sirett (@shapeblue)
discussing the evolution from traditional to cloud workloads on
EngineersUnplugged – hosted by Amy Lewis(@CommsNinja).
Technorati Tags: cloud computing
I've been a dedicated Microsoft user since the beginning. However, the
increasing frequency of operating system upgrades, rising minimum hardware
requirements, and the general lack of valuable features included in new
releases prompted me to explore alternative operating systems. For years, I
turned primarily to Microsoft for my computing needs both in my personal life
and for the businesses I've been involved with. In recent years Linux has
emerged as a viable alternative to Microsoft for all my computing needs, be
it an enterprise server or personal desktop. The Linux alternati... (more)