Windows 7 may be favored by users, but Jack Wallen, the author of this article, is not optimistic about the outlook for Windows. He believes that it is only a matter of time for Linux to take a dominant position in the operating system field. In his blog, he wrote:
I think that Microsoft's incorrect route has come to an end and there will be an alternative product, namely Linux. Microsoft started rolling small and vicious snowballs when Windows ME was released, and the snowball rolled bigger and bigger. XP is also the highlight of Windows development), but most of the time, the public no longer holds the idea that "Windows is the core of personal computers.
The following are ten reasons why Linux will eventually win over Linux:
1. Ups and downs of Windows
One thing Microsoft can always trust is that its new operating system is never trustworthy. Let's take a look at the major versions in history:
* Windows 95: Completely revolutionizing PCs;
* Windows 98: Windows 95 fails to be upgraded;
* Windows Me: almost useless;
* Windows NT: attempts to introduce enterprise-level applications into the operating system. However, to make such a thing run, we must have the same IQ as Stephen Hawking;
* Windows XP: Return to the failed Windows operating system. Since Windows 95, there has been no such simple operating system;
* Windows Vista: Same as Windows Me.
* What does Windows 7 bring to us?
2. Consistent Linux versions
Compared with 1 listed in this article, the Linux version is not only more but also more stable. Of course, there will also be unsatisfactory works Fedora9 on the road of development), but in general, the development of Linux has been steadily moving forward. With the development of time, the release of almost every Linux version is improved, and this progress is not limited to kernel. Looking at today's desktops, end-user software, servers, security, management tools, and so on, are constantly improving over time. Let's see how much KDE4 has increased from 4.0 to 4.3. Whether it's an application or a system, the development of Linux is almost always going forward.
3. Rising Windows prices
Recently, many people who have worked as Microsoft administrators for a long time have asked me if I have something better to replace Exchange. Why? Microsoft changed the product license for Exchange-for every user, now everyone logging on to the Exchange server must have the product license. If you have 100 employees, including administrators, to log on to Exchange, pay for all of them. When you have to pay more than 500 Exchange product licenses for large companies, the situation is quite scary. Taking into account the current economic form, it is ridiculous for Microsoft to adopt such a bold change in product licenses. when the world is facing a severe economic recession, Microsoft is really irresponsible to adopt such a charging barrier, and should be condemned.
4. Stable Linux prices
In contrast to article 3 of this Article, the price for open-source software products is consistent-$0.00. When Microsoft administrators ask me which products I choose to replace Exchange, I recommend eGroupware and Open-X-Change. Both are great group software tools, even more powerful than Microsoft's Exchange. Both eGroupware and Open-X-Change are reliable, scalable, secure, and free. The only thing you need to pay for is the hardware used to install them. In addition, there is no limit on the number of users. Either one user or 1000 users are excellent open-source software.
5. Windows hardware incompatibility
Microsoft Vista is a nightmare when it comes to hardware compatibility. Not only is Microsoft Vista incompatible with many peripheral devices, but it consumes supercomputer-level assembly to run the operating system. Of course this is good for Intel, because he has benefited a lot from it. Intel knows that many people will purchase new hardware to install a new operating system, and the new hardware is more expensive because it will run Vista faster. However, even with great hardware and amazing speed, other operating systems will still be slowed down by Vista.
6. Linux hardware compatibility
In contrast to article 5, Linux also boasts advantages in terms of hardware compatibility. Taking Xorg as an example, many recently developed Linux graphics desktops run sansxorg. conf on XWindows servers, mainly because the system is getting better and better in terms of hardware detection. Because there is no cheap KVM between your monitor and PC, Xorg is the best choice between your monitor and running X correctly. With the latest version, such as Fedora 10), X configuration has become a previous choice.
7. Windows "commitment"
Once again, we heard overwhelming predictions that Windows 7 would revive Microsoft's operating system. Looking back, we will find that we have heard similar predictions from Redmond. Windows Vista once said it would change the way user and computer interfaces are operated. However, the fact is that Windows Vista has become an operating system that we do not want to mention. Of course, such predictions are still Endless. The previous Windows Me claim that it will inherit Windows 98 and make it easier for every user. What about the facts? But removed almost all of the really useful functions from the operating system, the rest is the browser and e-mail client, and other things.
Everyone talks about the next release of Windows, which will redefine PCs. However, Microsoft's long-standing performance has made the public feel exhausted and disappointed, and the public no longer expects anything new. The media will still promote Windows 7, but the public will continue to use XP, unless Microsoft's new operating system really makes us feel useful. Of course, as shown in the following example, no one knows when Windows 7 will be released. Microsoft is getting used to it.
8. Linux transparency
In contrast to article 7th in this article, the next version of Linux is never concealed. This is also one of the Nature of open source. The alternatives to be released are always open to the public and not only on one site), and the time line is always clear. Each user can know exactly what features will be added to any version, and all Linux versions are fully open. Because of this, there are very few overwhelming advertisements for the release of Linux. What's different from Microsoft is that you will never hear Declarations like "changing computers" in Linux. If you go to Wiki oraproject Wiki, you can see all the features proposed and accepted in the next version. You can also see the entire development process: 02/03/09 released an alpharelease, 03/24/09, release a beta release, which is finally released at 05/26/09. The release time is clear and accurate in most cases.
9. Performance Comparison
Let's compare the performance between Windows 7 and Fedora 11:
* Windows 7: Like OS X Doc, multi-touch screen multi-touch), map application like GoogleEarth, Hyper-Visor virtualization, location-aware) application and User AccessControl are upgraded and Sidebar is removed.
* Fedora boot time, btrfs file system, better C ++ support, Cups PolicyKit integration, DNSSecurity DNS SECurity) ext4 default file system, integrated fingerprint reading, IBUS input method to replace SCIM, GNOME 2.26, KDE 4.2, including Windows cross-compiler ).
If you carefully compare their features, you will easily find that none of them impressed you. But you need to know that the features of Fedora11 are added to a great operating system, while Windows 7 is added to a relatively high OS. In addition, Microsoft has repeatedly announced a huge multi-touch upgrade, but does not actually improve the operating system.
10. Hardware requirements
Not only has Microsoft previously claimed to the public that Windows 7 will run on any hardware that Vista can run, but may even have lower hardware requirements than the latter. Lower than Vista? Are you sure you want to say that? Let's take a look at the fact that Windows 7 will miss the netbook market. Since XP's exit from the historical stage, the netbook market has been completely occupied by Linux. Because netbook does not have enough hardware and power to support Windows unless it is a lite version of XP), and Users have the right to choose how to upgrade hardware to meet operating system requirements. Look at Fedora10, its Lite version of the hardware requirements, simply 1990s of the hardware can meet the operational requirements.
To sum up, do you think that the public has declared Microsoft's failure, or will Windows 7 save Microsoft from the mud pool of Vista?