Prediction: windows lite –> linux

At some point, Windows (or Windows Lite) will be a slick overlay on top of linux, the way MacOS is a beautiful layer on top of Darwin/BSD.  MS is already moving toward subscription service model rather than “buy our OS” model, and making nice[r] with the linux community.

There are many benefits to moving to a linux base:

  • no longer have to maintain the core code, only the UI and proprietary apps

  • can fund linux projects much cheaper than having coders on staff

  • much more stable

  • much less vulnerable to malware/viruses (right now)

  • no more “your system will reboot” unless the kernel is being updated