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Does Windows 8 Pose a Threat to Linux?

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Well it was a difficult week for those of us here in the Linux blogosphere last week, what with all the din emanating from the Windows territories to the south.

Drums, cymbals and fanfare of every sort effectively drowned out every conversation we tried to have here in these parts, as did all the frantic chanting. It was a relief when the week finally wound down and we could all begin speaking at normal volumes again.

Woe betide those with noisy neighbors!

A Remarkable Resemblance

Of course, the cause of all the partying and excitement in Windows-land was none other than Windows 8, the next generation of Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) widespread PC platform. In a very uncharacteristic and -- it must be noted -- Linuxy fashion, Microsoft actually debuted an early version of the software for all to see.

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Does Windows 8 Pose a Threat to Linux?

Yes it does, it uses the Unity interface but with much more marketing power.

Windows 8 Does Not Pose A Threat To Linux

nixternal.com: I just finished reading an interesting article on Linux Insider that asked the question, "Does Windows 8 Pose a Threat to Linux?" The TLTR version is Windows 8 does not pose a threat to Linux because Linux on the desktop would have to matter first.

Before you start going bat shit insane on me, let me first state that I love Linux, and use Linux 99.9% of the time in my daily life.

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so now links to irrelevant

so now links to irrelevant blog posts appear in comments too? fascinating.

The harsh reality of Windows 8 is a bright future for Linux

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