quote: By Argon18 on 3/5/2014 4:58:05 PM , Rating: 2"Since Linux predominantly ran on servers, the kernel was adjusted to support PAE." [amanojaku]What a bizarre statement to make. The same Linux kernel that runs an email server is also running your Android phone, and also running the most powerful supercomputers on earth. It's the same kernel, same code.If someone came out with a super smartphone right now today that had 64 CPU cores a 1 Terabyte of RAM and a 4k display, Linux and Android would work on it perfectly. Right now today. No modifications required. Nobody else can make that claim. Certainly not Microsoft with their dinky Windoze Mobile and RT tinker toys.
quote: Funny, if you ask all the consumers who aren't buying their crappy me-too tablet and phone products, I don't think this would even be on their list.
quote: They get hacked every day, they crash
quote: they lock you in to the Redmond ecosystem
quote: I guess that's why Android accounts for 97% of all mobile OS malware. Because Linux is more secure.
quote: As do ecosystems and services based on Linux and UNIX - Android, iOS, Ubuntu...At least with Microsoft's ecosystem, their services are available on all major platforms which allows for flexibility.
quote: So what about Linux? If we count android as Linux, win8 is currently having its ass handed to it.
quote: Bullshit. Malware is made for android because it allows people to install what they want. To claim it is insecure because of that is ridiculous. Android doesn't allow apps to snoop on each others data, and the base os is untouchable and read only, even more so now with SELINUX.
quote: More bullshit. MS has historically made most of their software for windows only like directx, exchange, active sever, and many others, and some for osx, while every Linux program out there works on windows as well, like handbrake, GIMP, libreoffice, and others. Hell, even KDE wants to make their desktop run on windows.
quote: Linux and other open source OS's are far far far more secure than any trash from Redmond. The vast majority of Linux and BSD vulnerabilities are privilege escalation. I doubt you understand what that means, but I'll explain it. It means existing users who already have an account on the system can gain additional rights.
quote: Microsoft purposely crippled their 32 bit desktop OS's by artificially disabling PAE support.
quote: Amazon, Ebay, Netflix, Facebook, Google , etc. all run their business on Linux. The biggest of the big. Millions of servers in total, all running Linux, all the core of their business. Only the handful of front office pee-cee's that the bean-counters and secretaries sit at run Windows.
quote: Critical infrastructure like traffic lights, draw bridges, locomotives, cargo ships, all these run embedded UNIX like QNX, VxWorks, and Linux.
quote: Microsoft limits 32-bit Workstation (client) versions of Windows to 4 GB as a matter of its licensing policy
quote: If someone came out with a super smartphone right now today that had 64 CPU cores a 1 Terabyte of RAM and a 4k display, Linux and Android would work on it perfectly. Right now today. No modifications required. Nobody else can make that claim. Certainly not Microsoft with their dinky Windoze Mobile and RT tinker toys.
quote: Argon, you're either a liar or an idiot (or both). Stop posting here.