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Toms Hardware with an almost impenetrable bias towards Windows, did a piece today on linux:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/linux- ... or=RSS-181

I think that he is right, without full hardware support for laptop computer especially, Linux wont go anywhere. The gap is widening. With Linux you might get 3 hours out of your battery on average. With Windows you might get 4, and with OS X you get 5. Do you want to get almost 50% more battery life, or run linux? If intel documented their processor's sleep states more publicly, would you take a stab at writing better power management code?

What do you guys think?

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I think Linux is dying in the Mobile world fast. Now don't bring up the Android, it the ONLY one hitting the mainstream. Now this is not because it is not getting market share but the share it is getting is becoming linked with proprietary side. For example the Linux systems doing the best on phones are the ones that come with the phones, the laptop linuxes doing well are the one that is designed for just that laptop. It s less that there are linux options and more that hardware creators and using a customization of linux for their devices. The problem is then that you are now in a way locked into this version of linux. Now I would take linux over many other things but it is not being used like the free and open source thing it is.


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