Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday August 21, 2014

Linus Torvalds 'Still Wants the Desktop'

As much as I hate to say it, Torvalds has had over 20 years to win the war for the desktop and isn't any closer today than he was back then. We are definitely Linux supporters but something is seriously wrong when a free operating system can't compete with one that costs hundreds of dollars. frown

Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman moderated the discussion and commented that Linux already runs everywhere. He asked Torvalds where he thinks Linux should go next. "I still want the desktop," Torvalds said as the audience erupted into boisterous applause. The challenge on the desktop is not a kernel problem, Torvalds said. "It's a whole infrastructure problem. I think we'll get there one day."