Has Linux & Open Source Beaten Windows

Has Linux & Open Source Beaten Windows

Has Linux and open source definitively beaten
Windows? No, sure things are going well for Linux on
servers and supercomputers, but if you look at the stats of worldwide desktop usage, Linux
sits at around 3%, whereas Windows is around 77%. But that doesn’t mean open source software
is a complete failure, Microsoft has actually lost in certain areas and is now forced to
accommodate Linux. To tell this story we have to go back to 1960
where the operating system of the day was Unix. Unix was proprietary, containing a kernel
and associated applications. It was developed by Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT), Bell Labs, and General Electric. By the 1980s Unix was being seen as a potential
universal operating system, suitable for computers of all sizes. We’re talking mainframes and desktops, rather
than how it actually is nowadays with smartphones to supercomputers. The alternative to Unix was DOS (Disk Operating
System), an OS that was developed jointly between IBM and Microsoft, although each company
sold their own version and would later split. DOS was started in 1981 and would continue
on to 2000. The first version of Windows was released
in 1985. It was a 16bit multitasking shell dependant
on an underlying DOS operating system. Much of the mainstream software in the 70s
and 80s was proprietary paid for. Although piracy was fairly high among hobbyists. It angered Micro Soft founder Bill Gates so
much that he wrote an open letter to the hobbyists. The free software movement was founded by
Richard Stallman. He worked on the Unix operating system in
the 1970s at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Stallman’s view of computer software was
that it should be freely available. Not necessarily free in cost, but rather the
sourcecode should be available for users to modify in order to suit their system and needs. Stallman experienced a heirophany, when the
AI Lab was gifted a printer from Xerox. However, despite giving them the printer,
Xerox refused to share the code for the driver. Unfortunately, the driver had bugs in it. When Stallman offered to fix the bugs if they
gave him their code, they refused. The experience was transformative. Stallman could no longer accept the status
quo of license and non-disclosure agreements. He set out to change the world, so he could
return to an ideal society where programmers helped their neighbours. He founded the Free Software Foundation and
GNU Project. GNU is a recursive acronym, standing for GNU’s
Not Unix. GNU was started in 1984 as an open source
operating system, an alternative to Unix. It would be like Unix, but since Unix was
proprietary, GNU would have to be written from scratch. The GNU project progressed slowly with a compiler
and associated applications being written. However, it was still dependant on a proprietary
Unix kernel. Work began on an open source kernel called
Herd in 1990, although it would never really see much of a mainstream use. The kernel that GNU would actually end up
with was started by Linus Torvalds in 1991, and was later called Linux. Linus had managed to get the Linux kernel
working faster than the GNU team had managed with the Herd kernel. During the 90s the GNU/Linux Project would
be somewhat confined to a small community of hobbyists and hackers. Personal computing was starting to take off
with the 386 and 486 computers and there would be a battle between two companies with proprietary
desktop operating systems. Microsoft with Windows, and IBM with OS/2. I don’t really believe Microsoft cared so
much about piracy during this time as they pushed their Windows 3.1, 95, 98, and NT line
of desktop interfaces. During the mid 90s there was one important
battle for open source, although it was not related to the desktop OS, but rather a specific
application. The Internet was beginning to gain more popularity,
and people need a way of browsing the Internet – A web browser. Netscape Communications Corporation begun
in 1994 offering dialup services and a browser called Netscape Communicator. Netscape was a pioneering company credited
with creating the client-side scripting language Javascript, and encrypted communication SSL. But for me what I will remember about their
browser was the much better usability over Internet Explorer, for one thing it had tabbed
browsing, and it was faster. Within four months of release Netscape had
taken three-quarters of the browser market. Netscape was proprietary paid for software,
whereas Internet Explorer was freely available for Windows users. But this wasn’t necessarily Netscape’s
downfall. No, what did for them was Internet Explorer
version 4, the first browser to come pre-installed in Windows. Microsoft pre-installed Internet Explorer
into their Windows operating system. A move that would eventually see them being
fined $730M for monopolistic practices in the EU. As a last ditch effort in 1998 Netscape became
open source. But by 2002 with the release of IE 6 and Windows
XP, it was all over for Netscape. Microsoft had achieved a peak dominance of
96% web browser usage share with Internet Explorer. In fact things had gone so well for Microsoft
that they disbanded most of the IE development team. In 2002 a new browser called Mozilla would
pick up the opensource code from Netscape, and the Mozilla Community would continue development. Their new browser, initially codenamed Phoenix,
as a tribute to rising out of the ashes of Netscape, proved to be rather popular during
its beta development phase. The formal release of Mozilla’s browser
occured in 2004 and it was renamed to Firefox. In its first nine months Firefox had chalked
up some 50 million downloads. Although Bill Gates was rather derisive, insisting
that it’s “just another browser” and that Internet Explorer was better. He was of course wrong. Users of Firefox would enjoy a highly customisable
browser, with a huge range of add ons and themes available. It was also faster than IE, and had tabbed
browsing. In 2005 with Firefox gaining a 9% market share,
Microsoft was forced to react and bring a more modern interface to their browser, as
well as improving its speed. The first beta of IE 7 was released in July
2005, with formal release occurring in 2006. But it didn’t stop Firefox, their market
share continued to rise, peaking in 2008 at 33%, overtaking IE7, but not IE as a whole. The browser that would eventually take down
Microsoft’s dominance would come from Google. Chrome began life in 2008, and thanks to the
advertising on Google’s search page, meant it quickly gained a large market share. It was also the fastest browser at the time,
although not quite as customisable as Firefox. The dominance of Chrome and Firefox forced
Microsoft to comply with the W3C standards. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) sets out
the standards of how browsers are to interpret HTML and Styling elements, so that websites
only need to be coded to one set of standards and will look the same on every browser. Prior to IE9 Microsoft had been trying to
force their own standards. But it was still not enough, Internet Explorer
was continuing to lose market share. The change to Edge, and Microsoft’s bizarre
advertising campaign to stop people from using IE has not been enough. In 2018 Microsoft made the rather surprising
announcement that Edge would be moving to the Chromium Engine. So come 2019 it has all swung around to there
really only being two browsers… Well browser engines. Chromium – an open source engine primarily
developed by Google. And Quantum / Gecko – an open source engine
primarily developed by the Mozilla foundation. So it’s Firefox once again being the plucky
alternative browser. Between 1998 and 2019 we have seen Microsoft
go from a 96% market share with their browser, to then dropping right down to around 4%. Google could be credited for crippling the
dominance of IE, but I wonder if Firefox would have achieved victory on its own? Either way, Google can certainly be considered
as a catalyst in bringing down Microsoft’s dominance in the browser war. Going back to 2001 Linux and GNU had evidently
been growing, as at the time of Windows XP being released, Linux was beginning to represent
a thorn in the side of Microsoft. So much so that the then CEO Steve Ballmer
declared Linux to be a cancer. The lightness of Linux and its ease of running
on Netbooks forced Microsoft to support Windows XP for far longer, due to Windows Vista being
too bloated and slow. Sure they rectified the situation with Windows
7, but they have really had to up their game. Windows 10 has a much faster boot speed thanks
to a form of hibernation. Although that “Warm boot” hibernation
is still only about as fast a full blown “cold boot” from Linux. But let’s move to 2009 where in the next
example for open source victory over proprietary software, Google was much more than a catalyst. In 2009 Windows Mobile was competing with
Apple, Blackberry, and Nokia, as well as a niche OS called Android. Microsoft were dismissive of Android saying
that they knew how to make smart phones. Other companies were likely more concerned
since it had the backing of Google. Perhaps the push for Android came out of the
need to keep Google search prominent on smartphones. In 2005 few companies besides the carriers
and the phone makers were writing software for phones, and what existed was terrible. Wireless bandwidth would improve and phone
chips would get more powerful; but back then it looked as if the carri­ers and phone makers
would control it all. Google had managed to do a deal with Vodafone
to get Google search on their phones, but it was far from a good deal
The reason few developers built software for mobile phones was because anytime they tried,
they lost money. There was no standardization in the industry. Virtually every phone ran its own software
and set of applications Microsoft was still the richest and most powerful
technology company in the world, and it was finally getting trac­tion with its Windows
CE mobile phones and software. Windows CE smartphones were still a niche
market, but if consumers took to the platform en masse as they did later with the iPhone,
Google’s entire business could be in jeopardy. Google executives were convinced that if Windows
on mobile devices caught on, Microsoft would interfere with users’ access to Google search
on those devices in favor of its own search engine. If Microsoft made it hard enough to use Google
search on its mobile devices and easy enough to use Microsoft search, many users would
just switch search engines. By 2017 it was over for Windows mobile. Having shrunk to less than 0.1% of smartphone
OS market share, Microsoft announced there would be no new features and no more hardware. Mobile was no longer a focus and they were
effectively pulling out of the market. The huge number of Android devices actually
means that there are more systems running Linux than there are Windows. So that brings us neatly back to the desktop
OS and where we are now with Windows 10. Microsoft has implemented several features
from Linux desktop into Windows 10, such as Multiple desktops (aka workspaces), Task view,
the Desktop plus online search from Unity, borderless windows and flat icons, convergence,
and a package manager. Powershell has gained the ability to use OpenSSH
(a preferred method of communication to Linux servers). Windows subsystem Linux now allows a Linux
OS to be run inside of Windows 10. Microsoft have made an open source version
of Powershell for Linux. They have called a truce on patent wars. Although to be fair one of the most profitable
ones for FAT32 which was used against Android was coming up to expiring. They have contributed code to the Linux kernel,
but maybe that was more in an effort to get Linux to work with Hyper V virtualisation. Certainly is important since it’s Linux
that dominates in Microsoft’s Azure cloud service. Microsoft have learned the hard way that they
have to live alongside Linux and open source software. Open source software can’t be crushed. Even if a project comes to a natural end,
there quite often seems to be someone willing to fork it and continue development. The same can’t be said for proprietary paid
for software. If it loses too many customers, then the product
becomes unviable to support. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you all

100 thoughts on “Has Linux & Open Source Beaten Windows”

  1. What are the "other" 4% of OSes users out there? old Amigas still in circulation?

    I think MS will have replaced most back end parts of their OS with open source versions within a decade, just like Apple and Google are doing.

  2. Windows phones were good, most of them never lagged a bit and they were cheap. I run both Linux and Windows and use a Android, so i'm just saying…. 🙂

  3. This has been clear for years Linux is better than windows at everything than gaming but linux is catching up in that area too, whoever made this has no clue what they are saying, I use both, linux is where it's at……

  4. It is the illusion of choice. If you think linux is not controlled as well, then you are delusional, and not aware how our world works. Yeah, I'm sure it was created in a garage, or by one person…yeah ok. Just like gates, Zuckerberg, musk, etc. all started this on their own…yeah right. Wake up people. They are just the face of the corporation. The only thing they truly run is their mouth, and EVERYTHING that comes out of it is scripted. I use linux, but you are being watched just the same. Maybe not on such a grand level, but you do not get to play on the net without them seeing what you are doing…period.

  5. Cannot compare windows with Linux because windows is much more better if you have good configuration. And all linus user use linux use there old device for Linux as they dont have money yo buy a good configuration pc. Spop spreading lies

  6. Open Source Software is not only free, but can save money and keep you from downloading pirated software bloated with backdoors and malware.

  7. You talk through tour ass. Unix was developed at Bell Labs by Thompson with the help of Richie.
    The only link of Unix to MIT and GE is through Multics. The name Unix is a pun on Multics.
    Thompson and Richie did participate to Multics.

  8. I just don't understand folks who still say Windows is better than Linux. Even the most hyperbolic descriptions like "yeah Linux is fun but for real work use Windows". I don't know how people can be so ignorant. I am so glad I don't have to work on Windows, what a mess. Is it still true it doesn't even support a proper fork call? If you want something reliable and accessible use Linux. I feel so sorry for Windows sys admins. What a nightmare. And last time I looked at MS documentation it had a proportion of 80:20 marketing:technical information. Don't know if it's improved since then.

  9. Win10 is cancer. If I don't use my gaming desktop for say a week or so, and I want to play a quick game, microsoft says go fuck yourself, we are now going to do updates for an hour. We are not going to ask you if you want to update, we are just going to do it, in the background, so you have no idea why your computer is not responding to any inputs, because fuck you. Which is why I have switched all my other desktops and laptops to linux. As soon as I find a linux distro that will do my games as well, I will be windows free.

  10. but i thought linux could do almost everything windows can now and will be able to do everything windows can eventually

  11. I think there are a few facts you gotten wrong, at least from what I've read:
    1. "Unix was created by MIT, Bell Labs and General Electric". That was Multics, not Unix. But then Bell labs dropped out of the project and Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and others developed a smaller alternative, influenced by Multics.
    2. Stallman was working in MIT's AI Lab. They did not use Multics or Unix. Instead they were using Lisp based operating system. He decided to create GNU as alternative to UNIX not because he liked it, but because "UNIX has won" (I'm quoting by memory here).

  12. Windows is actually the cancer and I am afraid that it will spread to Linux now. I hope not. It could be just a matter of time that signs of infection start to show, now that there is "cooperation".

  13. Can the Windows kernel or driver system be secure? Can Windows network layer support virtual networking? When will Windows support other file systems? Do machines really need to be replaced every 5 years for a software upgrade? Answer these questions and you will see why professionals are moving away. So YES Windows is loosing everything except the desktop and Chromebooks are taking bigger chunks of that everyday.

  14. When I first got online it would take about five to ten minutes to load a page. Most of internet was computer to computer as BBS stations. We would share programs.

  15. The only thing that keeps Linux from taking over is Adobe, Autodesk, MS Office and a couple other companies that make applications that are considered the industry standard (audio companies for example). Also games, but imo the real problem are those. I firmly believe there is some kind of agreement for exclusivity from microsoft. If those apps worked natively for Linux, there would be zero reason to stay on Windows.

    It is really nice to see though that Unity3d is making their app available for Linux. Let's hope that more of those multi-million companies make the jump. It shouldn't be that difficult for them.

  16. "Linus got his kernel working faster than the HURD team got theirs working" – yeah, just 28 years and counting so far.

  17. competition is always good. At this point (using win 7) I’d rather not upgrade because WINDOWS is now a VIRUS!! it’s like that weird uncle that is ALWAYS looking over your shoulder and reading your diary. FUCK them!! Maybe they’ll sit back AND LEARN that society doesn’t like/want that. They GAVE AWAY windows 10 (for a while) for a reason!!!!! Once you get that VIRUS you’re F*CKED or a THIRD PARTY OS comes to town…Linux/open source apps. I'm thinking that I'l go with Linux over win 10.
    5:15 just ONE of countless BILL GATES ILLEGAL moves, NOW he’s Mr. f*cking ‘philanthropist’

  18. haha, gates is evil, his favourite form of population control is vaccinations….haven't used windows in years, currently linux pepperment is my fav…

  19. First error DOS was not developed by IBM and MS, QDOS was bought in by MS for 50k$ after IBM effed up a deal to buy CPM as an OS for the original IBM PC.
    MS got QDOS, all rights. Then lincensed it to IBM, for their computers while retaining the right to sell their own version to 3rd parties. Compaq etc a couple of years later.

  20. Personally I can't wait for Windows to die. Both Microsoft and Intell have both tried to Shove there standards down our throats and have made computers more expensive then need be. Even today Windows OS is the most costly as is Intell for Cpu chips. In a way it's a shame when 20 years ago most of us looked forward to buying Microsoft software but they stopped innovating. Hope to see them become the next AOL.

  21. I deleted Windows 10 about a month ago.
    Now Running Fedora 29 – Linux.
    No issues.
    There is no need for Windows for me.
    Hardly anyone write native apps anymore.
    As long as it runs in the browser must people don't need Windows.

  22. I was going to build a new high dollar gaming PC this winter, I decided to upgrade my old gaming PC instead and build a Linux PC from the "old" parts since I've been threatening to switch to Linux for years. I've been running Linux mint for 4 months now. I haven't turned on my "upgraded" Windows gaming PC in over a month. I plan to switch it to Linux as well.

  23. how could you get so much internet history wrong in one video. Are you a flat earther, because you just ignore the reality of what happened based on your limited view.
    First, Internet explorer, came to fruition when Microsoft made an agreement with Mosaic to use their source to build the browser. In that agreement Mosaic Corp. was to get a percentage of sales from IE, which Microsoft decided to give away for free. Mosaic sued Microsoft and won in court much too late to save their own company much less the competition in the browser space.
    Second Firefox was not originally a part of Mozilla. It was a split from the source code by a single person whose vision was to simplify the browser and make it more secure than IE. He succeeded in making a browser that was easier to use than IE and much more secure. He then went on to create Safari for Apple using the KDE libraries for the Konqueror web browser and renamed them "web kit", which is what Chrome uses and now even Mozilla and pretty much everyone at this point.
    I'm not going to give you a pass for "it was too much to add in" simply because you claimed something that didn't happen in the place of something that did.

  24. open source is only free if your time is worth nothing… i need to run a business not spend time getting opensource applications to work or settling for opensource weaknesses that a commercial product inherently offers…you're comparing amateurs to professionals…watching on nuc7 w triple boot to debain, chromiumos, android with chromium, chrome and ffox browsers … got widevine cdm ?

  25. Nice video.

    With Valve's Steamplay and proton at hand, WINE development got a real boost in that direction too. Devs are considering Vulkan as a primary 3D API with google stadia at hand so we will see a shift away from microsoft in the near future.

  26. Ballmer saying Linux is a cancer, more like Windows is the cancer. Watching this from Google Chrome on Ubuntu Linux. Only reason I use Windows still is due to the few 3D Modeling software that only runs on Windows. Slicer and Graphics software that I use can be used on Linux, cannot wait until all the software I use is available on Linux. One thing I have noticed is that over time Windows slows down the machine whereas the same doesnt happen on linux.

  27. DOS is still kickin' around in Windows, even to this day; it's pretty much been reduced to a command interpreter; the aptly named, "Command Prompt", though there are still a small number of DOS-based components of even Windows 10.

  28. Nice. But did you intentionally forget Opera browser and its success on mobile phones for a short while? 🙂
    I dont hink you did, just kidding – just wanted to mention Opera. They deserve that at least.

  29. It's so frustrating. Windows is almost nothing more than a scam at this point. Linux can do just about everything Windows can, and a lot of the equivalent software (e.g. LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office) is free and fully featured. The only reason I still have a Windows install (I dual-boot) is to play games that don't run on Linux, and even that gulf has been quickly shrinking with things like Valve's Proton for Steam. For the average person, they have no need for Windows, and could get by just fine using Linux (for free!!!), and yet cultural inertia seems to be the only thing holding people to Windows. I look forward to the day when only computer-illiterate people still use Windows, just because they've never used anything else, and Linux is the primary operating system, and it's main competitors are other open source OSes like BSD.

  30. I work all day with both Windows and multiple flavours of Linux. I went Linux Mint for my personal use two years ago, there's no going back

  31. Once Linux gets support for all games then Windows is finished for good because a lot of people are using it for audio production and media creation now so we need is support for all games and then Windows is done for

  32. Linux Foundation is a load of bs, basically runs down to if you have a lot of money you can have a section at a conference. Its pretty much less community, more cooperate bs and a platform for companies such as "Microsoft" to advertise their bullshit on.

  33. I would say that Microsoft beaten Windows. They started with ambitious project like unifying Windows / Mobile / Tablets / Console platforms with Windows 8 not looking like typical desktop environment, but hybrid. Later they discontinued Windows Phones, Windows RT and some other products. According to some users Windows Phones were better than ones with Android, only lack of applications was a problem. I don't think that modern Windows applications using latest APIs can be written in C++ and some new APIs seem to have limited live time anyways. I believe Windows suffer from lack of long term planning and from killing products that are promising and almost competitive.
    I believe that stealing features from other desktops is mutual, one year ago, KDE introduced pinned folders.

  34. I'm using Ubuntu Budgie and it loads just as slowly as Windows 10. That disappoints me. I use some specialized music creation software that is Windows and Apple only. If that isn't in use the computer will be in Budgie. Programs do load faster in Budgie and so do files. Budgie has frozen twice since loading it a year ago. I don't recall Windoz 10 ever freezing on me, but its slowness made it worth switching to Budgie.

  35. While Linux is good, if someone needs software that runs on Windows, then Windows must be used. The majority of people don't do anything Windows-specific and in fact those people could actually get by with just a tablet because all they do is consume content, email and use online services like Facebook/Twitter etc. Windows excells when complex engineering software/cad-cam, PCB manufacturing, professional 3D printing and other specialized applications are needed and those things will never come to Linux, or at least never in a professional way. Sure there is Kicad for PCB software but it's a poor man's PCB program, not anything serious designers use. Yes, Linux is good enough for most people. Now all the Linux devs have to do is stop producing 100's of distributions and just release 'Linux' so that it becomes a standard rather than currently a headache for people who want to switch but can't decide which distribution to go with. Even Linus Torvalds said that the multiples of distributions are a nightmare and a serious screw-up that hurts Linux.

  36. 13:43 Microsoft is not in love with Linux, they are just trying to buy their way into it. Joining the Linux Foundation is their way, like other big competing companies, to erode Linux from the inside. Linux is in real danger of being transformed by these big companies.

  37. Good to see Nutscrape isn't completely dead and lives on through Firefox, which is now my default browser of choice.

  38. I can't believe you used some porn hub statistics to make your point. First that even if referring to just desktops, gnu/linux should be well beyond the 2 percent mark by now. Second, perhaps you didn't know android phones/tablets use what's called "bionic gnu/linux", which comes to say: yes, linux has beaten windows long ago. And third, there are so many "mistakes" in your story I couldn't even finish watching the video…quite mediocre "journalism" yours

  39. yay… yet another "linux is better than windows if linux was more supported" diatribe. well, i tried linux mint with that cinnamon thing. its nothing but sudo this and sudo that and type in your password every time ya close or open a program. sure there are maybe a dozen good programs, but most the rest are "take me back to win 3.1 because i do not have the imagination to cough up something better" crap. Oh, and Android is an os? HAH, the stuff on playstore is nothing but shovelware that is reminiscent of the cd shareware days, and what makes android worse is, instead of pay once and done as was shareware, no this crap nickle and dimes you to death in the form of "microtransactions". And you are lucky you don't have a device that for some freaking reason whatever app does not pop up "no longer compatible with your device". OH! I found out that means the manufacturer has a new device and wants to force you to buying a new device. So, off goes data and wifi and the phone is now just a stupid phone, might as well put a rotary dial on it as far as I am concerned. So, what is linux? i do not know as it merits less than zero positive computing experience. should have named it "lamux"

  40. The issue with Linux and why its not gaining much traction in the users side of things, is games. Gamers, truth be told, drive the entire PC market. Gaming on Linux requires a lot of jumping through hoops to play most games, yes more games are getting Linux versions but in the big "AAA" world that drives the industry, its hit or miss. Versions like Mint or Ubuntu do a good job of helping, but your just not going to get a lot of high end games to work on Linux systems. Not to mention having to find Drivers for your Mobo/GPU ect that may or may not even exist depending on the brand you buy. As a back end system for servers, Linux is great, smooth, light and a lot more secure then Windows Server but as a user OS, its going to remain a small minority. (I have ran Ubnutu for a while on some of my builds, so I do have experience trying to game on a Linux system and its far more of a headache then its worth).

  41. Better hardware support would make a big difference. If Linux did that more of the windows users would switch over.

  42. The cloud and modern technologies like docker have beaten all OS's available today! Clunky installations, waterfall development and Intolerant developers are only some reasons for new OS releases to become more of a burden instead of something exciting.
    Start your client, start your web ide, your on premise web cloud service and if it is not sufficient to your needs today, it will be soon. Move on to more important questions, please.

  43. Some of your "facts" are wrong or misleading. Unix did not start in 1960 and the copyrights all belonged to AT&T Bell Labs. The first browser was open-source and was called Mosaic from whence IE was derived – I was late to the http game and I remember compiling it in 1992. The surge in Firefox and Chrome browser market share was not all performance based. IE was viewed as much less secure. It also only runs on Windows-based OSes. You also left out a few other browsers that were alternatives to IE like Opera and Safari that did ok for a little bit. My big complaint with Linux is that I originally started using Unix and Linux because I cannot stand the Windows interface. The desktops for Linux seem to all be morphing to look and feel more like Windows to grab make it easier for Windows users to switch. Frustrating for me because the options to change the default behavior BACK to the old UNIX/Linux way are being removed from the code completely.

  44. Don't want burst your bubble but MS is one of the companies that bought they way into Foundations that govern Linux. That might be because they want to have a leg in this world of open source and use Linux in they own way or it might be to slowly take over the code by changing everything from within. Time will tell but it does not bode well.

  45. watching with Opera on Linux 🙂

    I'd say Micro$**t is having their A$$ handed to them by linux
    and Micro$**t is only adopting linux to Embrace, Extend, and eventually Extinguish it

    too bad Canonical is pretty much a buddy with Micro$**t now
    completely unsuspecting of that silver dagger in their back pocket

    does anyone else see it?
    I know I do, look at their malice in Win10
    – collecting user data
    – restricting user experience (oh you want options? here's a few buttons that do nothing)
    – lying about security
    – providing a slower and bulkier OS every iteration after 98 (excluding Vista to 7)
    – locking down their OS with .NET, making it harder for cross platform developers to write their apps
    – and more

  46. me: offers to fix their system, making a proper, good solution, for free
    them: hires a consultant in China to do a poor solution

    I literally have no idea how one would approach them to get anything done. Do i show a resume? Do i have to charge them?

  47. Linux represents a world of anonyimity, open source, and security. Whereas Windows represents a world of Data collection, spying, licensing and closed source.

  48. That was really great well done!! I particularly liked the amount of history you were able to draw in to explain the overall scope of this video. Although I'm not really a fan of Microsoft having some input into the Linux kernel.

  49. Linux will forever be a loser since whats the point of installing linux if you keep on switching/dual booting to windows, meaning its not reliable. Windows crashes LINUX crashed are more deadlier especially from updates.
    Another issue with linux distro developers they popout many distros instead of refinig the existing one, whats the point of having over 50 distros they should pick the best feature and come with a stable release.
    Installation is pain in the ass. Some unreliable.

  50. If only Linux/Debian would be more reliable in terms of gaming. I can not get Rainbow Six Siege to run on it. Other than that, not much is holding me back from using a Ubuntu as my main system. I already am using Ubuntu if possible.

  51. Windows is a great example of selling ice-cubes to Eskimos and getting them brainwashed that they have to pay bill gates for the only ice-cubes you can use…

  52. Remarkable how Vista upped the Graphics memory usage to 128Megabytes minimum (even if you have say a 32meg geforce or ATI card as Vista taps into the motherboard's RAM). A 2004 card of the era such as the AMD/ATI x300SE had only 64meg on it and it was easily more than enough with no need for the 128meg. Linux could (and still can) do plenty with that. Let alone compiz, you could do blender and gaming on it (a lot of linux gaming), and easily accomodate the 2007 html5 first draft, and then from then on could do WebGL well as it developed. Oh and the linux drivers for it were good (and still are).

  53. 13:34 – "Open source software can't be crushed" No, it can be Embraced, Enhanced, Extinguished… Or at least that's what Microsoft is trying to do.

  54. windows 10 implementation of openssh is still shit at best (just want to point that out).
    no matter what i do it will refuse connection,
    i litterally took down the firewall and connected directly to it with a wired cable and it still wouldn't let me ssh into it.

  55. What's interesting is that Microsoft made the same mistake three times starting with hype of NT 4.0, windows Vista, and now Windows 10.

  56. Chrome's userbase didn't grew that quickly because of Google advertising it on Google Search, but by tricks as dirty as Microsoft did with Internet Explorer. Chrome was bundled with so many Google- and third-party-software-installers that it ended up on nearly all PCs used by people without IT-knowledge. IIRC it was often even set as the default browser along the way. Chrome and Chromium suck even more than Firefox does, chosing a browser nowadays is about finding the least bad one. I'm currently still on Firefox, been using it since 1.x, but I'm currently trying Waterfox and other Firefox-forks because I don't trust Mozilla anymore.

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