Today the topic is Cathedral and The bazzar
Today the world of software industry is divided into two
We all know that top rivals for these two are none but Linux and Microsoft. I want throw some light on these topic from my perspective. Before that I need to introduce a bit about these two rivals. Genesis of Open Source took place some where around 80’s the formulation of GNU (gee-new) took place along with the most popular project Emacs. The Linus Trovalds developed so called kernel from the existing project called Minix. Then the project was rigorously developed by many developers round the globe which led to a complete, robust, and multi-user operating system. About Microsoft we all know how the whole development took place but the strategies of these two projects went different. I do agree that Bill gates is also great geek of his age. We all know these good old stories.
I have been questioned by many of my friends that “What is the need of other OS when there is user friendly windows?” I could have answer him with a very big words like severs, multi-user and all kinds of blah….I thought a lot about this how can Linux satisfy a desktop user. We do know that today Linux has a very good graphical interface in two flavors GNOME and KDE. But all this could not satisfy a newbie and windows addicted. He needs more and more strong point for migration. What I consider the most important thing is all about ownership. 90% of the desktop PC’s are window based. Do u think that all those are registered with Microsoft, are they authenticate users of windows? This isn’t true with the developing countries like china, India and other south Asian countries where cyber laws are too weak. Here Microsoft plays a wicked game. Microsoft have the capability to track the unauthenticated users but it’s not doing so. This is because if does it will definitely loose the leader ship! That will lead to end of days of Microsoft.
It’s very important to mention another rising super power on internet its none but the “GOOGLE”. At the earlier stages of Google Microsoft tried to buy it and incorporating it onto its desktop later it just ignored presuming it just as simple search engine. That is Microsoft’s biggest mistake. We all know how Microsoft ditched IBM. Now IBM is one of the biggest supporters of Linux. It recently funding lot of fortune on redhat.
So in the world where super powers trying to rule the world will soon lose the battle to the open source that is going to be true in the near future u take my word that’s it! I would to make some things clear that I am not at all against to windows or supporting Linux. I do realize the importance of windows its role in bringing e-education for every one in this planet. But it should change its strategy it should start supporting open source. The truth is inevitable they should develop windows as Linux compatible. Recently it lost a battle with Google on its china’s CEO.
I conclude that in this world for the balance of powers both windows and Linux should go hand in hand and should lead to real development of mankind!
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