If Linux went away, what would you use?

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If Linux went away, what OS would you use?

Poll ended at Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:47 am

Windows
7
18%
Mac
7
18%
Other (please specify)
26
65%
 
Total votes: 40

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby Fred Barclay » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:49 am

Mac, I think. That way I still get to have *Nix.
BSD isn't usable enough for me now.

(That is, since we're assuming a hypothetical 'Linux goes away' future, I'm assuming that future also involves my being able to afford the Apple universe! :lol: Otherwise I'd probably be forced to go Windows.)
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby coffee412 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:35 am

I chose 'other'.

Frankly, I dont know what I would do. I guess I would consider retirement and just restock my fishing gear and move to somewhere and fish every day on a long pier. I could never run windows or mac software. I would feel so dirty running that stuff.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby Bolle1961 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:46 am

Most likely a BSD version.
@moem, as I see what ReactOS is after 21 years, I don't think that will ever be a real replacement for whatever OS.

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby Royal-Mint » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:00 pm

My OS build with other kernel like kfreebsd did.
Seriously, haven't you learn anything from Debian? They've based on linux & other one kfreebsd.
Even Linux bought away it's not gonna stop debian growing.
They've kfreebsd that use unix kernel as freebsd in their sleeves.

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby MintBean » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:04 pm

Windows, begrudgingly. Prefer MacOs but refuse to pay the outrageous 'Apple tax' again.

Poll was better before - ChromeOs and Android certainly are different operating systems from 'Linux' (i.e. GNU/Linux for the pedants) regardless of what kernel they use.

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby lexon » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:22 pm

Not worth discussing. End of subject.

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby jimallyn » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:00 pm

Bolle1961 wrote:@moem, as I see what ReactOS is after 21 years, I don't think that will ever be a real replacement for whatever OS.

I think it was set aside for a number of years. But they are actively developing it now.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby sphyrth » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:06 pm

Other:
If Linux went away, then the Mint Team would refactor their project based on BSD.

The point is, FOSS doesn't die that easily. It will reproduce itself.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby sudo apt-get Linux » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:08 am

"If Linux went away, what would you use ?" Is like asking "If the internet went away, what would you use ? " :D Most of the big servers rest on Linux, without them the world of internet would not be the same anymore, it is the backbone of internet.

May be would give a try to BSB or some other exotic creations. Anyway someone would come quickly with something to replace it. Nature abhors a vacuum.

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby InkKnife » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:02 pm

I would build a Hackintosh and run macOS. Windows has always irritated the crap out of me and Win10 looks like an absolute nightmare to me.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby H.Remedy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:49 pm

I'd start from the assumption that every Linux developer would go over to BSD. I would then follow them to BSD, happy in the knowledge that these people would finally make BSD user-friendly! :lol:

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby majpooper » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:09 pm

I would go back to some to some flavor of Ubuntu.

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby Moem » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:12 pm

majpooper wrote:I would go back to some to some flavor of Ubuntu.

If Linux 'went away', whatever that means, there would not be any flavours of Ubuntu.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby Bolle1961 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:17 pm

Maybe Ubuntu Windows :roll: :roll: :lol:

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby excollier » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:27 pm

I'd probably throw out my computer completely
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby old_noob » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:36 pm

Hopefully the full desktop I expect google to debut in 2-3 years. Failing that, BSD, or Mac if I came into a lot of money.

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby lexon » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:29 pm

I am using them now. iPhone and iPad.

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby lmuserx4849 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:53 am

Hopefully we'll still have the option to choose.
Who knows maybe systemd will assimilate linux.

Potential options:
OS/2 in some form.
BSD in some form.

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Postby richlion2 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:31 am

I would refurbish an old IBM AIX server and reuse it. THE BEST SYSTEM EVER :wink:


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