I do. We still haven't had the Year of Linux on The Desktop. They're still the dominant player on the desktop and that shows no sign of changing. Linux consistently grabs (depending on your sources) 2 to 3% of the desktop market.Don't think it working for them though.
I think it's just MS trying to give a big fat middle finge to WINE. I mean most Linux stuff is portable anyway. Of course I'm killing myself laughing at this all backfiring on MS because in the name of marketing, they've shot themselves in the foot... And their users, yet again (it makes you wonder how many times the Windows userbase is prepared to be kicked in the nuts before they take action, unless they're masochists).Yep it's M.S.'s way of trying to stop defections. Don't think it working for them though.
Hmmm, Android, IDK. It's not GNU AFAIK. Then again, Debian "kFreeBSD" is still Debian without the Linux kernel... "What defines an OS? What defines reality?" Maybe Tim Leary could hold one of his "sessions" for us to contemplate it. My take is we should call GNU/Linux "Lignux" and pronounce it "Lie nix" (most outsider already pronounce it like that anyway). But colloquially, we've come to use these terms, so in context, no, Android and non-GNU embedded systems aren't "Linux" as we've come to call GNU/Linux, but rather "Linux-based". Apart from anything else, Android exploits a lot of legal stuff to allow OEMs to lock us out our own devices, so that goes against the way we define Linux by principles/ethics.Linux also dominates in the mobile market, if we're willing to count Android.
So far as migrations, just wait until Windows 11 starts "not supporting" some hardware all the other stuff they warned about such as compulsory TPM etc. I don't expect the end for MS or a majority market share for Linux (ever? Apple are still farting against thunder there) but I think the Linux userbase will go up to around 10-25% in the couple of years following 11's full rollout and beginning of forced upgrades, which is a leap compared to where we are. Unlike with Win7 and WinXP, people can't stay on Win10 coz technically MS could force-update them to 11 or brick their PCs (I wouldn't put it passed them to provide zero-day updates to 10 now already), so users will have nowhere to hide and that fact alone will piss them off to the point where they'll migrate because by then there's a good chance that all AAA games will be decently playable on Linux and a lot of them natively so.But, no... I'm not seeing a great migration from Windows on the desktop to Linux. I'm not sure that we ever will.
Actually, that has been my biggest fear since mobile phone processing power has skyrocketed. Now I see foldable screens (I never believe that would happen, I always though it'd be some sort of slide-out thing that joined seamlessly). But yeah, I really am dreading that day, whichever supersedes Desktop PCs in the end.As far as the Migration, Many have already switched after the Windows 10 thing, but Window 11 promises to send more folk the Linux way. The year of the Linux desktop is a myth that is not going to happen. But a good number of folks will come to Linux in the future to escape MS choices that do not go well with older hardware. I believe the desktop is on it's way out. eventually cloud computing of some sort will be the norm. Either the Chromebook model or something similar. The desktop as we know it will be a memory in the next 10 to 20 years.
With SoC devices, they can be used to create micro-PCs, so its not too far off from being the future. Personally, I see the tablet replacing the desktop since it's already replacing laptops.Actually, that has been my biggest fear since mobile phone processing power has skyrocketed. Now I see foldable screens (I never believe that would happen, I always though it'd be some sort of slide-out thing that joined seamlessly). But yeah, I really am dreading that day, whichever supersedes Desktop PCs in the end.
Now you've given me a scarier thought. Imagine:With SoC devices, they can be used to create micro-PCs, so its not too far off from being the future. Personally, I see the tablet replacing the desktop since it's already replacing laptops.
Correct me if I'm wrong about this, but if the phone was built with open-source hardware (on top of being powered by FOSS), would it prevent that scenario from happening?Now you've given me a scarier thought. Imagine:
You get home from work, you plug your phone into you monitor and "devices hub" (externally-powered USB hub) to which you mouse 'n keyboard, your gamepad, speakers, mic, and whatever other peripherals are connected.
Scarier thought, still: Phone's bootloader is locked!