Is It Finally the Year of 'Linux on the Desktop' ?

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Is It Finally the Year of 'Linux on the Desktop' ?
    How Windows and Chrome quietly made 2019 the year of Linux on the desktop
    Both Windows 10 and Chrome OS are embracing the Linux kernel and the software that runs on it
    May 10, 2019

    https://www.pcworld.com/article/339...de-2019-the-year-of-linux-on-the-desktop.html
     
  2. mirimir

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    Very funny :)
     
  3. lofac

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    I don't think "shipping a full Linux kernel (version 4.19) within Windows itself as a lightweight virtual machine" would result in "2019 the year of Linux on the desktop"
     
  4. chrome_sturmen

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    i've had no problem running kubuntu from it's own partition , runs without problem dual boot, bit of a different paradigm from windows but you gotta put in a little elbow grease
     
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  5. Daveski17

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    Well, this is my Linux desktop (although technically a laptop), so it is for me!

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  6. chrome_sturmen

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    cool, you have inspired me - maybe it's time i moved on from windows 98se *puppy*
    fingers crossed that i can find a way to play the old windows cardgames o_O
     
  7. Daveski17

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    I've never regretted swapping Windows for Linux. Good luck with the card games.
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    The sad, simple answer is: no.
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  9. NGRhodes

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    IMHO only going to happen via per-installed hardware with commercial backing.
    General public has little taste for installing operating systems.
    Professional organisations mostly want the security of paid support - which is limited compared to Apple/Microsoft options in terms of availability for desktop Linux.
     
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