Saturday, August 17, 2019

What will replace Windows?

With Microsoft admitting, yes our business is concentrating on services like Azure server and with Windows really not a big priority anymore there will come a time soon that an operating system will come along and replace it. Also it's all the big tech companies misusing our data, privacy is really important now and people are asking themselves, what they should do about that? I know I have. And for a long time we have heard about Linux. It's faster more secure and there is a fierce competition to build a operating system that people that use Windows would be willing to switch to. There are more than 300 distros they call it, types of Linux out there that people are using, mostly geeks and developers. A website called Distrowatch shows the ranking. Programmers take the source code and tweak it to make it look a certain way and change the menus and and add their own software. All of them are free to download and use. But all of them use the basic "kernel" of Linux, there is a whole history there. I have been playing around with this for about 10 years. But it's always been a little hokey. They were interesting, but not worthy of daily use. Well today things are getting so advanced that one or more of these Linux operating systems may break that barrier. I can download one of these OS's and put it on a thumb drive and install it on my computer. I have a modern browser like Chrome. I can do just about everything I can do on Windows. 

Then comes one operating system called Zorin OS. Just upgraded to version 15 in June 2019. Artyom Zorin and his brother Kyrill who live in Dublin, Ireland (their parents are ethnic Russians) in 2008 they started building this OS. They were 12 and 14 years old at the time and did not know how to program. They learned in a hurry. Now over 17 million people have downloaded their OS. They have an Ultimate version which I bought that costs $39. It comes with a ton of software programs. But they also offer free versions.

I have been using this OS for 24 hours and it's just damn impressive. The Zorin OS is now at number 10 in the Distrowatch rankings. I love this story and the dedication it takes to do this. I'm just really rooting for these guys. 
Check it out for yourself at
They are now selling laptops with their software too.

Also an interview with Artyom Zorin is on Youtube from 3 weeks ago.

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