Linux superiour to Windows and Google Android OS on x86. As well as Apple security issues.

Posted: June 14, 2012. At: 4:15 AM. This was 5 years ago. Post ID: 4084

Google Android architecture diagram.
Google Android architecture diagram.

 

Microsoft are adopting Linux on their Azure system. This shows that Linux is more reliable than their own Windows Server product. Microsoft used to run their Hotmail E-Mail service on FreeBSD UNIX servers, they do not use that any-more but Linux still has some life left in it, if a huge mega-corporation like Microsoft is using this free and open source operating system. Sure, Linux is a kernel; not a complete system, but the name Linux is what people use to refer to a distribution; the Kernel, GNU Coreutils, GNU Libc and the C compiler among many other packages that make up an entire Linux distribution such as Fedora or Ubuntu. The Android operating system uses a Linux Kernel and is a very popular operating system for many mobile devices at the moment. Microsoft are adopting Linux on their Azure system. This shows that Linux is more reliable than their own Windows Server product. Microsoft used to run their Hotmail E-Mail service on FreeBSD UNIX servers, they do not use that any-more but Linux still has some life left in it, if a huge mega-corporation like Microsoft is using this free and open source operating system.

Sure, Linux is a kernel, not a complete operating system, but the name Linux is what people use to refer to the entirety of Linux, the Kernel, GNU Coreutils, GNU Libc and the C compiler among many other packages that make up an entire Linux distribution such as Fedora or Ubuntu. The Android operating system uses a Linux Kernel and is a very popular operating system for many mobile devices at the moment. The Macintosh operating system that runs on top of a Darwin kernel is another popular desktop choice, the IOS operating system is taking over the mobile telephone market. I prefer Linux on the desktop, it has the least incidence of malware compared to the Apple Macintosh operating system that is riddled with malware. Apple need a security re-think to make sure this does not affect their reputation. Sure Microsoft have a chequered past when it comes to security, but Apple are now the ones affected by the many people that own a Macintosh computer and are willing to change and probe the software for vulnerabilities. That is why the security of a computer system needs to be taken very seriously. You should not wait until the malware swamps your computers before you act.

Ubuntu for ARM. Linux on the move.
Ubuntu for ARM. Linux on the move.

I would love to be able to run Google Android with a Xorg server instead of the Android graphical display system, there is a Java X11 server, but this is limited to simple Xlib applications. There is a tutorial here: http://thomaspolasek.blogspot.ca/2012/04/arch-linux-lxde-w-xorg-mouse-keyboard_16.html, this explains how to run an Arch Linux distribution and Xorg on a Nook colour, this could be useful for running a proper Linux desktop on the move. And there is Ubuntu for ARM allowing mobile devices to run a Linux distribution. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/arm. Android on x86 is a great operating system, you may even use a text console and the bash shell, not to forget it even came with a copy of the VI text editor. And a good collection of the standard Linux GNU Coreutils.

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