For years now, we Linux fans — yes, myself included — have been dreaming of the fabled “Year of the Linux Desktop”. What does that mean? To have Linux-based operating systems snag a bigger piece of the desktop pie, if not a majority. While a majority share of the desktop is admittedly absurd, a respectable share was always something I considered a possibility.
For some, this desire stems from a hatred of Microsoft and Windows; that is not my stance, however. No, I love both Linux-based operating systems and Windows; I just want Linux distros to get a bit more respect. A lot of work goes into Ubuntu, Fedora and others and it is sad that they are not used by more people. While the consumer hatred of Windows 8 seemed like an opportunity for Linux to grow, sadly, it did not happen. Even sadder? Windows 10 closes the door entirely. The year of the Linux desktop will never happen. Rest in peace.
Sorry Brian, but you couldn’t be more wrong.
It has come out that the home edition of Windows 10 forces people to install updates whether they want to or not. And guess what these forced updates are doing, Einstein? They’re causing ENDLESS CRASH LOOPS.
And it’s also come out that people running Windows 7 and Windows 8 with automatic updates turned on are being forcibly upgraded to Windows 10 without their consent.
All these forced downloads use up bandwidth, and most ISPs will charge you astronomical fees if you go over your monthly bandwidth.
When people realize that all these forced updates could theoretically force them to use Windows Hello to log in to their own computer (with a thumbscan or retina scan or face scan) and disable the ability to turn off Secure Boot and therefore make it impossible to install any other operating system, they will boycott Windows and start using Linux.
Brian Fagioli, you are a traitor to the Linux movement. Take your dirty Microsoft shill money and choke on it.