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Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 05:24:44 -0800 (PST)
From: Gandalf  Parker <gandalf@community.net>
Subject: Re: [vox] is the Linux desktop OS dead?
To: LUGOD's general discussion mailing list <vox@lists.lugod.org>

On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Cylar Z wrote:

>Wondered if everyone had seen this, and had any reaction to it?

Does anything ever really die?
I know people still playing Atari games.
I still use telnet as my main mode of connection.
I still use BASIC as my quicky programming language for things like CGI's 
and system scripts.

And Im writing this using an email address from an ISP that died a decade 

Especially if something is open source. There isnt any control that can 
say "this is dead". Thanks to the Internet fetish, fanaticism, or strange 
addiction need suffer alone. There will always be 100 people willing to 
keep it going and thousands of guru's willing to use it.

the article seems only interested in Linux as a Windows replacement. 
Personally Ive never gotten hooked on its GUI environments. I feel that 
the power of Linux is in providing for home servers. The desktop thing is 
more of a sideline which is not a live-or-die necessity so it can go as 
slow and careful as it wishes. I would not predict Linux death based on 
its Desktop anymore than I would predict Windows death based on its 

Gandalf  Parker

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