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This is the year of Linux on the Desktop. Except it’s not quite ready yet.

Linux on the Desktop is a misapprehension. What we really meant is Linux on the Posix Desktop. Which isn’t quite ready yet.

Linux is rubbish on the Desktop. But it’s pretty damn good on supercomputers and fridges and stuff, and we can transfer all that Open Source goodness to the desktop! Except we’re not quite ready for it, yet.

Linux is a RTOS. Unless you want to redefine a RTOS as a Real Time Operating System. In which case, it isn’t.

But it has bits of RTOS in it! Several bits in a row! Just as long as you don’t run a non-RTOS component (such as X, audio, video, or HelloWorld), it’s a Real Time Operating System, baby!

YouDontNeedThatLatency.

YouDontNeedPreemptiveMultiTasking.

Did anybody see that pig fly by?

Time to raise the goal posts.

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#1 Posted by administrator on Dec 8, 2009 4:00 PM

I was thinking of adding this one myself, good work!

#2 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 8, 2009 4:00 PM

Not forgetting LinuxIsJustTheKernel™.

Anybody want to help out with that one?

#3 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 8, 2009 4:02 PM

OK, Ad, go for LinuxIsJustTheKernel…

It’s visible once on the latest LHB, and I swear I remember some idiot saying just that — just can’t remember when. Not that Blogger helps.

#4 Posted by Fustigator on Dec 8, 2009 4:21 PM

Perhaps, you could also link this TM to YearOfLinuxDesktop…

#5 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 8, 2009 4:47 PM

Done. Note to Ad: When 1.5 rolls around, and we get to delete duplicate TMs, you’ll need to make sure that the links are cleaned up too. Yes, I know you know that. Yes, I know Django can do it (somehow). I’m just not quite sure how.

#6 Posted by hoppi on Dec 9, 2009 2:10 AM

Yeah man Linux on the desktop SUCKS, man why DO I sit here with my awesome KDE desktop? xD

#7 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 9, 2009 4:45 PM

RTFM.

RTOS.

Kapiche?

#8 Posted by hoppi on Dec 10, 2009 12:34 AM

I see o.O

#9 Posted by administrator on Dec 11, 2009 3:04 PM

@Hoppi, all you do is sit there with your desktop. You’ve not actually productive with it. You just check your twitter, make stupid _ faces, spell poorly and evangelize Linux.

So basically, Linux desktop is perfect for going online to say how much you love Linux desktop.

#10 Posted by icehuck on Dec 11, 2009 8:42 PM

“My name is Hoppi. I don’t have many friends, Linux doesn’t have many users…maybe I can be Linux’s friend.”

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