I hate Android and Google already owns too much.

The Linux desktop is in trouble

Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren’t happy with each other.

snip … First, even Linus Torvalds is tired of the fragmentation in the Linux desktop. In a recent TFiR interview with Swapnil Bhartiya, Torvalds said, “Chromebooks and Android are the path toward the desktop.”

Why? Because we don’t have a standardized Linux desktop.

Linus Torvalds speaks … people best pay attention. Yep, perhaps my having high hopes for this new batch of Linux distros is just a pipe dream. Don’t give up your Windows just yet!

Yep – Editions, Flavors, Desktop Environments, Distros, the Inherent Confusion of Linux, Command prompts, initramfs, Converting .docx to .odt & Etceteras are anything but standardization.

snip … Looking ahead, I’d love to see a foundation bring together the Linux desktop community and have them hammer out out a common desktop for everyone. Yes, I know, I know. Many hardcore Linux users love have a variety of choices. The world is not made up of desktop Linux users. For the million or so of us, there are hundreds of millions who want an easy-to-use desktop that’s not Windows, doesn’t require buying a Mac, and comes with broad software and hardware support. Are you listening Linux Foundation?

Yep – doing the Freebie ‘Thang can get old real quick, especially when ‘there are hundreds of millions who want an easy-to-use desktop that’s not Windows, doesn’t require buying a Mac, and comes with broad software and hardware support’ wait for something besides a pipe dream OS!!!

Close to “600” Linux distros, who knows how many Desktops, etc, and not even a drop of standardization outside of Chromebooks and Android!?!

Maybe Tina can save Linux!