Linux . . . . .

I have been a predominantly Windows user and am right now using a windows based machine to write/key this. . . . .I am however very experimental in nature and thus have tried everything from betas to mac os X to Linux. . . . .The most unfortunate/(or fortunate) thing ave noticed is that all of them seem to have a windows blueprint. . . . they all have “windows” , similar filing system, a desktop, keyboard mouse, drag drop, copy paste. . . . .that kind of thing. . . . Linux in my view is just reverse engineered windows . . or is it the other way around??. . . .

  • kipsang

    If Linux is only used as a medium to run Windows apps, there’s no possible way for Linux to succeed. Free software needs to ‚Äúthrive on its own rules.” There exists a fundamental difference between proprietary & free software, therefore, the platforms should succeed or fail on their own. If Linux is only used as a medium to run Windows apps, there’s no possible way for Linux to succeed…

  • I beg to differ. Maybe you should try a real linux distribution, other than those meant for windows users. Once you use Linux for a while, you will notice that it is entirely different from windows. If you look at history, you will notice that the windows GUI has borrowed a lot from the Mac OS. But since you are used to windows a s a default OS, you may get the feeling that other OSes revolve around Windows, which is false.