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Brian
02-09-2002, 02:36 PM
which os will we all be using?

gnu-ehacks
02-09-2002, 03:06 PM
Although I don't really like MS, I think it will probably be Windows 2022.

DavidP
02-09-2002, 04:03 PM
go DOS and DA!!!!

incognito
02-09-2002, 06:33 PM
What AOL bought out linux? This is truly sad. I know Brian how you are a really Linux fan, let me tell you the only reason why I don't use RED HAT 7.5 which I have is because I can't go online with it.

mithrandir
02-09-2002, 07:30 PM
VR OS most likely. Windows won't be around in 20 years.

shtarker
02-09-2002, 07:35 PM
I say toaster os.
Even if it does mean i'll have to put up a fire wall to stop my fridge from flooding my microwave. . . . .

incognito
02-09-2002, 08:37 PM
Probably Microsoft, if they continue improving.......just maybe....like XP which has gotten to be a better windows in my opinion than the ones before it, I am not even sure which one is better XP or Linux.

golfinguy4
02-09-2002, 09:20 PM
In 20 years, I doubt that the PC will even exist. Think about it, 20 years ago, what did computers amount to. Now think of how the growth of computers has been exponential. So, technology will continue to grow even faster soon. The only restriction will be a lack of ideas. Personally, I think that in 20 years the tv will be the computer which will have a huge screen, and the comp will be connected to many other things in your house. Also, portable versions will become comercially available and will be connected via satelite or some other technology. Basically, ignore my whole post b/c it is impossible to predict the future.

dbaryl
02-10-2002, 02:06 AM
I think ToasterOS will be just it... but then again, those things have broken on me more times than any OS, I killed a couple just during the last month or so... it will be fun to get food from one though :) :p

Being more serious, I think that MS will probably still be the more common OS around, just because of all the every day users right now... people will likely stick to it...

PS - This is my first post on the forum this year... haven't been around for a long time now... :p

bart
02-10-2002, 02:08 AM
maybe windows will take over macintosh, and will be left with MS mac... or maybe there will be a "software war" and all pc will have there own OS... or maybe aliens will blow up earth, leaving no pc.. or maybe...

Brian
02-10-2002, 05:23 AM
Originally posted by elchulo2002
What AOL bought out linux? This is truly sad. I know Brian how you are a really Linux fan, let me tell you the only reason why I don't use RED HAT 7.5 which I have is because I can't go online with it.

Um...Redhat linux 7.2 is the latest version.
There is no 7.5

And it's called AOL Redhat Linux because AOL is in talks with buying redhat "apparently".

You probably can't connect to the internet with it because you have a WinModem, they're like cyborgs (half-human half-machine) well winmodems are half-windows half-machine. You need software to run them. You need a decent modem if you want to use Linux.

incognito
02-10-2002, 07:49 PM
Brian you're right I have 7.1 not 7.5 I don't know where I got that from. I actually thought I had 7.5.......well anyways I've had it for about 4 to 5 months now and yes I have the cheetah win modem.

Govtcheez
02-11-2002, 07:16 AM
Either ACOS or ShellOS (or whatever Hillbillie's was called)...

Possibly CheezOS (and companion student version CheetOS), if I ever bust out MMURTL

Govtcheez
02-11-2002, 11:22 AM
Also, AOL couldn't have "bought Linux", since Linux isn't a company... They're in talks of buying Red Hat, which is merely a distributor.

> Even if it does mean i'll have to put up a fire wall to stop my fridge from flooding my microwave. . . . .

Someone else reading slashdot, by the looks :D

shtarker
02-11-2002, 03:03 PM
>>Someone else reading slashdot, by the looks

Well not really. But it sounds intersing. Where is it?

Govtcheez
02-11-2002, 03:07 PM
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/02/11/1439203&mode=thread&tid=126

Someone mentioned having to firewall your toaster

-KEN-
02-11-2002, 03:20 PM
ACOS all the way!

And don't worry, I'll help you write Cheez/tOS...it was half my idea anyway :) (If I hadn't figured out the genius of the ACOS name, I WOULD have called it CheetOS :))