Tuesday, June 07, 2005


What is the primary focus of Linux development. Performance was undoubtedly what Torvalds had in mind. Guided by the dreams of 'World domination', becoming an easy to use desktop operating system with windows like GUI / Ease of Use/ Hardware Autodection etc. top the wishlist today.

Which makes me wonder, whether there is going to be a time, when Windows itself would be history, & linux would be the de facto standard. That would be the time when we would see FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD emerging as alternatives, and people arguing why the *BSD's are superior to Linux, in terms of security. Others who are not so paranoid about security may be arguing why Linux isn't as free as the Hurd. And of course the dedicated band of followers of Apple's Macs would still be around, arguing why Mac still beats them all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A fiction author (mostly attributed to william gibson) said..."The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed yet".
this helo been long time due qasim.

i c something wanting (like a arctic thirst) with linux / bsd variants... etc.. when they compete with windows as a desktop OS, they need a mirror universe ... a perfect recursion of interface n processes, which is what microsoft does very well, a windows in a windows, once u know one window, (along with its failings n stupidity) u don't need to go further than that.