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This is a big move in our direction if it happens.

South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns

By Jon Fingas for endgadget

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/19/south-korea-linux-switch/
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Re: South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 07:12:41 am »
If Microsoft doesn't come along and offer up Windows 10 at reduced prices or maybe even free. They've done that in similar situations.

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Re: South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 08:58:33 am »
If Microsoft doesn't come along and offer up Windows 10 at reduced prices or maybe even free. They've done that in similar situations.

Yeah, I've seen that happen before.  And that Linux-Munich fiasco is mentioned here briefly.  On the other hand, it doesn't sound as if the world is still too enthusiastic about Windows 10.  I know I played with Windows 10 off and on for a couple of months, and I didn't warm up to it much.  Also, there seems to be less and less need for using Windows as time goes on -- the exception being, of course, gaming.  Windows is still the best OS for gaming from everything I've heard.  You'd probably know if that's still true or not.

This is interesting:

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A Gartner market forecast published in April predicts that only 75% of professional PCs will be running Windows 10 by 2021. Microsoft has faced difficulty cultivating enthusiasm around Windows 10 and has fallen far short of former Windows chief Terry Myerson's declaration that Windows 10 would be installed on 1 billion devices within two to three years, a timeframe that was walked back just over a year later following the death of Windows 10 Mobile.

Source:  https://www.techrepublic.com/article/south-korean-government-planning-linux-migration-as-windows-7-support-ends/

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Re: South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 12:01:18 pm »
I know I played with Windows 10 off and on for a couple of months, and I didn't warm up to it much.

winders 10 is what it is, but (like all-things-computer) it's also what you make of it.

I run two (2) vers of winders on my 'Road Warrior' (stable 'enterprise' & 20H1 'skip ahead') + Peppermint 7 (enchanced, of course).

I've made winders 10 20H1  look n' feel like Peppermint Linux OS, but I can't depend on 'skip ahead' to always work. It borks when you need it most. The winders 'skip ahead' builds are basically rough alphas, and it left me stranded on a business trip once - so, I installed a second 'stable' enterprise ver, e.g. I'm triple-booting my 'Road Warrior'.

I could never cozy-up to an un-haxored version winders 10. It sucks! That said, once you strip all the BS out of it, and make it mimic (say) Peppermint 7, it isn't a bad experience at all.

I suppose it's a mind-f**k of sorts, but really - when I have the Peppermint 7 themed 20H1 running, I forget it's winders, until I press Ctrl-Alt-T to go CLI or whatevs. LoL

Now that MS is adding a full Linux kernel to the winders 10 mix, it'll be fun to see how it all pans out...

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Re: South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 12:38:18 pm »
Also, there seems to be less and less need for using Windows as time goes on -- the exception being, of course, gaming.  Windows is still the best OS for gaming from everything I've heard.

If gamers plan to use (or continue using) winders 10, I think they'll be in for a rude awakening.

MS isn't making any money SELLING one-time, single-purchase winders products, and it'll be unsustainable in the future. So, they're switching to a 'winders as a service' (WaaS) model.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/waas-overview

I don't follow winders, so I could be totally wrong, but I *think* I can see which direction they're headed.

To me, it looks like MS wants to turn winders 10 machines into virtual machines. Basically, desktop machines will become some sort of hybrid - resembling a marriage of Chrome OS and a smart phone. That way, they can charge users monthly service subscription fees. Companies can do away with their local IT departments, because support will be done off-site - and most likely offshore. There will be additional fees for that, too, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

As you said, "This is interesting."

Personally, I'm not paying MS jack shiz. But, that's just me.

If companies want to pay for these service subscriptions, and supply them to their employees as a condition of employment, then fine. I'll play along. Otherwise, MS can bite me!!!

(breathe)

Don't get me riled up, okay, perk?  ;D

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Re: South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 01:37:02 pm »
Hi VinDSL.  Thanks.

Yeah, I kept it as a local account too, and I stuck with Peppermint's home page.  And, honestly, I actually liked the soon-to-be defunct MS Edge browser for its speed.  I found it to be the fastest browser of the three I ran -- Firefox, Chrome beta, and Edge.

But Windows 10 still felt to me like a big, woolly monster -- like Sasquatch!  And I never felt I could roam the Web like I can in Peppermint without stumbling into some kind of malware mischief.  We're so lucky there's no need for an antivirus in Linux, and yet we can roam online to our heart's content without fearing the risk of infection.  I guess what I'm saying is, VinDSL, is that my stress level goes up when I run Windows and it goes down when I'm on Linux. 

I've now replaced Windows 10 with Mint, and I boot into Peppermint 10.  And everyday I'm finding fewer and fewer reasons to even have an installation of Windows on hand.  I was keeping Windows around partly because people ask me for help with it (and I need to know what they're talking about), and partly because it's fun to play with Edge and Google Canary, and Edge Canary, and partly because of hardware compatibility with this aging computer.  (Technically Windows 10 is not as compatible as Windows 8.1 would be.)

But now, with this newer Linux kernel, my computer is running better than ever with Linux.  If the same ends up being true for my wife's computer (and I suspect it will), I'll be hard pressed to come up with a reason why my household would need any installation of Windows at all.  :-\

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Me neither, but they do make me enter a long sting of numbers every time I reinstall 8 from my old Windows 8 disk.  See!  That's another irritant of Windows. ::)

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Okay -- good advice!  I'm going to need to take a break from here for a while anyway.  I'll soon be headed to your old stomping ground of Montreal for a spell as well as to the Eastern Townships of Quebec.   And I do promise to give both myself, and this wonderful forum, a break from me for a while.  We all deserve it! ;D

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Re: South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 02:01:07 pm »
I'm crazy about Canada, and how I love that city of Montreal. :)

#MeToo

I never walked, so much, in my life - mostly underground, like a mole.

The group I was with didn't care for it at all. They said the casinos were too far away - and they payout with "funny money" (Canadian Dollars).  ;D

I'd love to live there, next to the university...

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Re: South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2019, 09:49:12 am »
I'd love to live there, next to the university...

I don't know how close I'll get to McGill.  I hope, at least, to make it to China town.  In theory I should be on my way within the hour...emphasis on in theory!
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