Linus Torvalds still sees opportunities for a Linux desktop




Despite a very small share of the desktop market still sees Linux guru Linus Torvalds opportunities for the open source operating system. Nevertheless dare Torvalds yet to be announced. ‘The year of the Linux desktop’

Linus Torvalds Torvalds spoke about the developments regarding Linux on the LinuxCon conference. Although Linux can be used as the operating system most widely used, partly because, thanks to the mobile market Torvalds expressed his disappointment at the lack of success on the desktop market, which is still dominated by Microsoft Windows. Torvalds called during his keynote address to the audience that he is still the desktop ‘to conquer, writes ZDnet.

According to the Linux guru cause lies not in the Linux kernel. The problem would be especially rooted in the surrounding ‘infrastructure’ of Linux, which he probably was referring to the numerous distributions and projects that aim to conquer the desktop. Although Torvalds expressed that he still thinks the desktop market can be the open source operating system, conquered, he did not dare to announce, “the year of the Linux desktop ‘is a promise that has been handed down for years by numerous individuals and parties but has never been redeemed.

Torvalds said in kernel development his desire to make, partly due to the emergence of less powerful hardware, such as the Raspberry Pi. Ever expanding kernel smaller and faster According Torvalds select manufacturers of embedded systems are forced to leaner older kernels or their “outdated, poor software ‘.

In a panel discussion was also discussed rewriting legacy code to get. So organized and compact code in the kernel Torvalds said that there is in the area of ​​kernel development for the ARM architecture code is always better, partly because developers collaborate better.


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