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The Future of Windows, and Why Migrate to Linux

Last week, I wrote about the option of migrating to Linux instead of Windows 11. One person already confirmed having made the switch to Korin OS. It’s going to double in popularity very soon, and jump to 15%+ popularity in about 3 years. What is really going to happen then?

Look at how centralized platforms like Facebook and YouTube have radicalized themselves lately, to have better control over the flow of information. Windows has remained pretty neutral in all this; as a data collection engine.

It’s however only a matter of time until Windows joins the party and radicalizes itself. Once they get desperate enough, you’ll see gradual changes in Windows, and you’ll have no control over how it updates itself and how your computer is going to behave.

Here’s what I see. For now, it’s only collecting data. Eventually, it’s going to assist you with your daily tasks using AI. From there, its AI engine is going to interfere into your daily work. For example, if you want to write an article that is not appropriate like this one, the AI will step in to suggest corrections and facts to help you change your mind. That’s where many will draw the line and jump ship.

With a 15%+ Linux market share, what will it look like for my subscribers and followers?

– Now: 2.1% Linux usage
– 1 year: 4.2%
– 2 years: 8.6%
– 3 years: 24.8%
– 4 years: 53.6%
– 5 years: 55.8%
– 10 years: 72.8%

MacOS will grow too but maybe with 50% growth.

My thought: if we’re …Read More

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Migrating to Windows 11… or Linux?

This is a different topic than usual, but I always want to be on top of what’s coming. Windows 11 is coming out. Who is excited about it?

The Linux community.

Let me muscle-test something. Desktop and laptop usage of Linux over time:
– Now: 1.75% (including dual-boot)
– 1 year: 2.65%
– 2 years: 3.82% or 15.2% (???)
– 3 years: 15.6% or 18.3%
– 4 years: 16.2% or 19.7%
– 5 years: 18.2% or 23.6%

There are still variable timelines, but one thing is clear: Linux will see exponential growth.

I did some initial testing of Linux and am considering switching. I tried Korin OS 16 which looks great for Windows users. Some issues though:

– Steam and Wine display way too small

– For .NET programming, JetBrains Rider can replace Visual Studio and they offer free Open Source license; but their license is a pain to quality for, with no guarantee that you’ll quality for renewal next year. I suggested them to offer a Community edition; let’s see whether they take the feedback.

– Big problem: my own .NET applications don’t work, including the Powerliminals Player and 432hz Player that I use all the time. I’m currently working on porting those to be cross-platform.

As for games, Linux now supports most Windows games using Proton and Lutris, but Fortnite won’t work so I can’t migrate my daughter’s laptop.

Linux is still difficult for non-geeks to use, and I expect rapid evolution over the coming years as their user-base grows from “privacy advocates” to people who want some kind of decisions about their …Read More

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