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    Phoronix: Linux 3.11-rc5 Celebrates 20 Years Since Windows 3.11

    Twenty years ago today Microsoft released Windows 3.11 while today Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.11-rc5 kernel. He wished he could have released Linux 3.11 kernel final today, but that didn't happen...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQzMzY

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    20th anniversarry

    Well, on the other hand, given the stability of microsoft OSes, releasing an "rc" linux 3.11 on windows 3.11's 20th birthsday seems rather appropriate. :-)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      Phoronix: Linux 3.11-rc5 Celebrates 20 Years Since Windows 3.11

      Twenty years ago today Microsoft released Windows 3.11 while today Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.11-rc5 kernel. He wished he could have released Linux 3.11 kernel final today, but that didn't happen...

      http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQzMzY
      BO$$ is right.

      Linux is 20 years behind Windows!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
        BO$$ is right.

        Linux is 20 years behind Windows!
        And Al Gore created the internet!

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        • #5
          1. Linux is just a kernel. So the comparison to Windows is not appropriate.
          2. The NT kernel is based on more design concepts. When Linus was designing the Linux kernel he based it on old generation ideas. The NT kernel is more "modern" is design and architecture. That is not to say that Linux kernel is not good.
          After all, the ak-47 is of old design is and is still extremely successful. However, The FN SCAR is undoubtedly more technologically modern.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by garegin View Post
            1. Linux is just a kernel. So the comparison to Windows is not appropriate.
            2. The NT kernel is based on more design concepts. When Linus was designing the Linux kernel he based it on old generation ideas. The NT kernel is more "modern" is design and architecture. That is not to say that Linux kernel is not good.
            After all, the ak-47 is of old design is and is still extremely successful. However, The FN SCAR is undoubtedly more technologically modern.
            he also designing the Linux kernel to be a Desktop OS

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            • #7
              It still is just fine for desktop use. The problem is the rest of the software in a linux distro, not the kernel. Although the lack of regression testing is bad for both enterprise and home users.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by garegin View Post
                It still is just fine for desktop use. The problem is the rest of the software in a linux distro, not the kernel. Although the lack of regression testing is bad for both enterprise and home users.
                The difference being that Linux is the most popular volunteer project and it has actual full-time employees who work on it. Most Linux-based projects are things that developers do on their off time which is why they aren't great. Canonical and Red Hat being the exception. If it wasn't for those companies then Linux would not be where it is today.

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                • #9
                  this version

                  this version corrects my backlight problem on asus

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Andrecorreia View Post
                    this version corrects my backlight problem on asus
                    Then you are in luck (if that is a Windows 8 laptop). I saw they were having a hard time getting this right due to bad BIOS-es. Linux has to identify itself as Windows 8 to make things work, otherwise they will hit 'untested codepaths' in the BIOS causing stuff to break.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                      BO$$ is right.

                      Linux is 20 years behind Windows!
                      It's very easy to catch up with the version numbers. Just adopt the Firefox/Chrome tradition of one major version per week! We'll run out of numbers in a year, then it's names, and three weeks later, we have Linux Blue.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by curaga View Post
                        It's very easy to catch up with the version numbers. Just adopt the Firefox/Chrome tradition of one major version per week! We'll run out of numbers in a year, then it's names, and three weeks later, we have Linux Blue.
                        But... there are infinite numbers. Maybe even more, but I stopped counting after infinite.

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                        • #13
                          yes i have

                          Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
                          Then you are in luck (if that is a Windows 8 laptop). I saw they were having a hard time getting this right due to bad BIOS-es. Linux has to identify itself as Windows 8 to make things work, otherwise they will hit 'untested codepaths' in the BIOS causing stuff to break.
                          yes i have lucky, asus k56cb windows 8 ;p

                          linus talk about this problems, i hope don t have any regressions ;p

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                          • #14
                            you should do a bios update just for kicks. There are always minor fixes/improvements.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dee. View Post
                              But... there are infinite numbers. Maybe even more, but I stopped counting after infinite.
                              Oh sure, but Linus will get pissed off at numbers somewhere around the year mark.

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