TLWIR Special: Three Signs That GNU/Linux Has Arrived

Posted by acrossad on Jul 26, 2012 7:46 AM EDT; By Rex Djere
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Three recent news items provided evidence that the age of GNU/Linux on the desktop is arriving. The years of GNU/Linux languishing on the pc desktop are finally drawing to a close. Whether you are looking forward to its release or not, no one can deny that Windows 8 will be a radical departure from the Windows of the past. I have had at least 1 Windows computer in my house from 1996 to today, but Windows 8’s arrival marks the first time that I am actually not considering upgrading. The reason? Two words: Ribbon Interface.

Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve Software, recently described Windows 8 as a “a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space”. That is a scathing indictment, and it explains why Valve has decided to support GNU/Linux with its Steam gaming platform.

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