Is Linux Still a Threat to Windows?
There was a time when Windows and Linux were fierce enemies, and fans of the open-source world simply hated Microsoft’s operating system mostly as a result of the company’s attitude towards OSS.
Needless to say, many described Linux as a Windows killer, as they believed that open-source operating systems were the future of a world without Microsoft.
As we can all see right now, this never happened, and Windows continued to dominate the desktop world in a pretty obvious manner, despite more or less controversial tactics that Microsoft turned to. For example, the last en-masse transition off Windows that I can remember happened in the second half of 2015 when Microsoft released Windows 10 and pushed it as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 users with the highly-criticized Get Windows 10 app.
In the meantime, however, Microsoft has adopted a friendlier approach not only regarding its own users, but also when it comes to the open-source world.
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