Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Is the OS really going away?

Filed under

Pondering on the future of the operating system has become quite fashionable, prompted largely it seems by the growth of virtualisation. Trouble is, everyone seems to be looking forwards -- not backwards.

When it comes to operating systems, the prevailing wind -- to paraphrase Claude Rains in the movie Casablanca -- hails from somewhere other than Redmond. Or at least, that's what we're led to believe.

The forces ranged against Microsoft now appear staggeringly huge. From being almost the only fish in the pond, Microsoft is now almost surrounded, with VMware and its virtualisation technology as cheerleader.

The whole open source and Linux movements remain hugely opposed to Microsoft -- while, incidentally, they attempt to match the OS giant's products with software distributions that are even bigger.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Release of KDE Frameworks 5.15.0

KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.0 release announcement. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner. Read more

The Best Linux Setup For Older Computers

A number of the distributions on that list would have been suitable but I was also looking for a distribution that had a 32-bit version. From the list I could reasonably have gone for PCLinuxOS, Linux Mint XFCE, Zorin OS Lite or Linux Lite but having recently reviewed Q4OS I decided that this was the best option because it looks a lot like older versions of Windows, it is lightweight, fast and easy to use. Read more

Rugged Cat S40 Android Smartphone Launches in U.S.

The Cat S40 rugged smartphone, built to take abuse in extreme environmental conditions in the workplace or daily life, is now available in the United States. The new Android phone, which runs on GSM networks, such as T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless, sells for $399, according to an Oct. 7 announcement by Bullitt Mobile, which licenses the Caterpillar name for the device. Read more

Manjaro Linux Fluxbox 15.10 Edition Released with a Completely Redesigned Desktop

A few minutes ago, October 10, the Manjaro Community Team, through Bernhard Landauer, was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Manjaro Linux Fluxbox 15.10 operating system. Read more