Linux Vs Microsoft , The battle continues

January 12, 2007 at 9:49 pm | Posted in Ethics, Linux, Microsoft, Visions | 1 Comment

These are some of my views on the cold war between the two major OS’s of the world , Windows and Linux ( All Flavors included).

  1. Linux is trading its capability to get a share of Windows popularity( Not out of choice obviously). ( There are many new security concerns on linux too,which weren’t there before).
  2. Windows has realised this, and it is now adding features to keep its stronghold in the market

Moral of the Story:- Competition breeds development.

Further Developments/progress possible:-
1.Linux will increase penetration,
Microsoft will reduce costs.

2. Linux will increase publicity.
Microsoft will increase quality.

3. Linux will standardize development.( An organized method of Open -Source)
Microsoft has already started open source, de-centralized initiatives.

Concerns about Linux:
Many of the developments( GUI and tools wise) on LINUX are being inspired by similar ones at windows. Creating similar alternatives on LINUX to existing problems that windows applications face is not advisable.Also it is not a good sign for LINUX.Open-Source should also take on original ideas.

Taking some-one else’s commercial idea, and making it free ( Not as in Free- Beer) is not the Copy Left Policy of GNU-GPL. It has much far-reaching ethical concepts than that. Ethics+original ideas= FREE Software.

And , Linux developers being on the same Boat as FSF, or GNU movement, should adhere to these core ideals, else the whole purpose is lost.

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  1. I think you need to be more clear in your article for an average person like me and I think you need to cite your references otherwise no one will believe you


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