Friday, June 27, 2014

Andrew Smith — Linux is the quiet revolution that will leave Microsoft eating dust

Linux, the most widely used open source operating system in the world, has scored a major publicity coup in the revelation that it is used on 94% of the world’s top 500 supercomputers. 
Every operating system has technical issues and Linux has not been faultless. But some key technological milestones have been passed in recent years that have made it possible for Linux to quietly assert dominance in the fight for popularity and custom. 
Apart from the fact that it is free and has been since its creation in 1991 by Linus Torvalds, Linux has many technological advantages that mean other operating systems just can’t beat it.
Open source rules!

The Conversation via Raw Story
Linux is the quiet revolution that will leave Microsoft eating dust
Andrew Smith, The Open University


Unknown said...

I've been happily using Linux for well over a decade.

Open Source is the ONLY way forward.

Roger Erickson said...

Me too. Works great.

Ryan Harris said...

I've all free and open software at home and converted all our servers and desktops at the office to linux over the last 10 or 12 years. It just works.

Hard to describe to someone using closed systems how some of the basic open designs help people to share and make better informed decisions along with more productive use of time. Sharing is a powerful tool.