View Full Version : The end of Windows?
11-06-2003, 04:50 AM
With the weight and $$$ of the Chinese government behind it, perhaps Linux will finally break the M$ stranglehold on the PC OS market. Just think how big the Chinese market for Linux will be in just 5 years!:eek:
11-06-2003, 05:14 AM
In other news, the bloody war between communist China and newly formed island nation Microsoft took a turn for the worse today when both sides closed all negotiation talks, and resumed carpet bombing. Here's our political analyist with more information...
11-06-2003, 10:08 AM
Two monster quotes:
"But the market cannot be developed on a large scale without government support."
"Chinese officials have said they preferred to use software with open source codes to ensure that software guarding sensitive state information and networks cannot be tampered with easily."
I suspect that more and more Linux is going to have to face some serious challenges concerning resource management, collaboratoin and development. In recent years Linux has already gained some serious private and public backing from all around the world, yet the "product" has continued to improve at only an evolutionary rate rather than at an exponential/revolutionary rate.
I don't know what the Chinese plan to do with linux but things could get way too crowded. Maybe they'll end up making their own new OS or maybe a new x-windows system :)
11-06-2003, 12:13 PM
i haven't read the article... but...
doesn't china pirate everything anyway? not like ms is losing money ;)
11-06-2003, 12:26 PM
thats all we need. another os to do ports to. now, if i want to run software a and b really well, but i know i need software c, i'll need an emulator to run software b, and ofcourse some of the features of software a is not available for my current os, but theres a free version, which is not nearly as good, but it's free! ofcourse i'll end up needing another system to run all of software a at some point, and to convert files, because my awesome os doesnt support the devices my clients bring in stuff on, so i just set up a network between them. ofcourse, they dont support the same protocols, so i'll buy some software for one os and get a free version for the other, and they work pretty well together, ofcourse i'll need to do some remote desktop to make it work well, and i dont want to buy system a,b, and c for all the people in the studio, and have 3 monitors on each desk etc...
sorry, i'll stop ranting....
11-06-2003, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by chips__
thats all we need. another os to do ports to.That's the thing, it's much easier to have just one OS, rather than more. It's like all these web broswers! It's a pain in the neck to make stuff work on all of them.
There needs to be a joint OS created with microsoft, apple, etc working together. :D Too bad that'll never happen.
11-06-2003, 02:25 PM
hahaa. it probably wont.
oh, and i am going to step carefully but still say, that apple is probably ahead of the block...
1. distribution of the os, so you are sure you know whats there and how it works and,
2. one hardware manufacturer, so youre sure that things work, and that things are supported well etc.
please dont flame me
11-06-2003, 02:31 PM
Who needs diversity lets all conform to one boring standard !
11-06-2003, 03:09 PM
Japan, China and South Korea agreed in September to collaborate on building a new computer operating system as an alternative to Windows.
Well that is very interesting :) And no, Linux or anithing related wont be the end of Windows, Windows is doing a great job killing itself.
01-16-2006, 02:00 PM
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