How Microsoft Could Kill Linux

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Microsoft and it’s operating systems often get compared to Linux, and Windows often loses in that comparison based on security and innovation. In a recent article by Silviu Stahie, we learn how Microsoft could finally put a bullet in the cyber-head of Linux. With Linux gone, millions of users would be forced back into the warm Windows embrace, generating billions of dollars for Microsoft.

The death of Linux has been proclaimed many times, and that’s something that will probably go on for quite some time. The problem is that Windows either can’t kill the Linux desktop or Microsoft is not doing its job properly. So, here is a short tutorial for Microsoft that will help it get rid of that pesky Linux, once and for all.

Before we get to the killing part, we first need to understand a few things. First of all, Linux is not an entity, so Microsoft can’t solve the problem by buying it. It would be fun to watch, but it’s not possible. Secondly, there is no head of Linux per se, so there is no one to negotiate with. Sure, there is Linus Torvalds, but he’s not telling people what to do with the kernel, so he’s not really in charge.

Linux has been around for a very long time and it’s making Windows look bad. When people talk about security or data collection, they immediately point towards Linux and say that none of the open source OSes is having the same problem. These comparisons are definitely hurting Windows sales. So, instead of fixing issues like security, it’s a much easier solution to just get rid of Linux altogether. Here is what Microsoft has to do.

The simple plan, according to Silviu:

Step 1 – Make Windows Free

Step 2 – End the Open Source Development of Linux

Step 3 – Move Developers to Windows

How do you see the future of Linux and Windows, especially since the release of Windows 10?


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