Is Linux Dying?
I'm not looking to start a flame here. I am simply concerned. I was reading this article and I began to wonder about the future of Linux. Con Kolivas has been a fixture in Linux desktop development for a few years now and there are things he talks about that are going on within the community that seriously put it at risk. First, the Linux community relies on its community. Without it, Linux is just some Finnish guys home coding project. The community I know, the local LUGS, are fantastic. Sure there is some ego, but some of these guys have nothing else in their lives. The forums are much better in the last few years. When I first tried Linux (Redhat 5.1) I was really put off by the elitism in the forums. There were guys that were in the forums to answer questions and if you asked too simple a question, you got flamed. Lately it has become better and you only get mildly charred when you ask a stupid question. I want Linux to continue. Correction: I want other operating systems to continue. Any *nix variants, and even (and especially) some new innovations. The interview with Con really made me realize that we have become slaves to the operating system. Hardware only advances as far as the operating system market it has. I am not a total MS basher. I just want to see more choices; better choices. ~Leenix