Lets face it. Nothing lasts for ever. No matter how much we enjoy that perfect meal, movie, romance or whatever it will always be relegated to the past. The same with operating systems. They have come and gone. While there still may be pockets of them floating around in obscure places, such operating systems like DOS, OS/2, AmigaOS, GEOS and windows are either dead, dying or, like a turtle on its back, scrabbling around feverishly but going nowhere.
As much as I like Linux and wish that it live long and prosper. I am also one who likes to think about the future. So I started wondering. What is there that can follow in Linuxs footsteps? Perhaps it will be BSDs turn under the spotlight, perhaps it will be another. I am not sure what will happen. One thing I am sure of is that there are many, many choices available.
I do think that the time of proprietary operating systems are coming to a close. There are too many free and open source solutions available and the most important part of any computing system, the data, can be easily transferred between them.
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