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This post is in response to the article "Why Linux will not displace Windows".  (I have posted the entire comment just in case it gets taken down from ZDNet.)

You are kidding arent you ?

Are you saying that this linux can run on a computer without windows underneath it, at all ? As in, without a boot disk, without any drivers, and without any services ?

That sounds preposterous to me.

If it were true (and I doubt it), then companies would be selling computers without a windows. This clearly is not happening, so there must be some error in your calculations. I hope you realise that windows is more than just Office ? Its a whole system that runs the computer from start to finish, and that is a very difficult thing to acheive. A lot of people dont realise this.

Microsoft just spent $9 billion and many years to create Vista, so it does not sound reasonable that some new alternative could just snap into existence overnight like that. It would take billions of dollars and a massive effort to achieve. IBM tried, and spent a huge amount of money developing OS/2 but could never keep up with Windows. Apple tried to create their own system for years, but finally gave up recently and moved to Intel and Microsoft.

Its just not possible that a freeware like the Linux could be extended to the point where it runs the entire computer fron start to finish, without using some of the more critical parts of windows. Not possible.

I think you need to re-examine your assumptions.

The article itself isn't that great.  Mostly an opinion re-hash I have heard many times, much of which I don't agree with.  Maybe the author is brilliant and faked this comment to bring hits to the article.

Read it the comment here and be sure to page through some of the responses.

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 1:35 PM Humor | Back to top


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