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2015 was the Year of the Linux Phone ... Nah, we're messing with you

JLV Silver badge

Re: Moving on up!

Well, one thing for sure. If you are looking at cloud/vm stuff, the easy entry point is most often Linux. And then mostly CentOS & Ubuntu.

The BSDs are, surprisingly, very absent. OSX is, unsurprisingly, missing.

But, mostly, who wants to dig around for a Windows license/disk, unless they have a site-wide license for it? Commercial licenses and VMs are just not a great match, for hobbyists and many others. This is something MS should be way more wary of (same applies to Oracle vs Postgres).

I also appreciate how seamlessly I can switch from bash on my mac to bash on linux via ssh. Again something MS should be wary of, despite Powershell getting some good reviews.

So, no, not a bad year.

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