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Move over proprietary computer systems, Linux now owns the show
Linux is the supreme ruler of supercomputers
This has been a long time coming. As of November 2017, every single one of the world's top 500 supercomputers runs Linux. The last two holdouts were IBM mainframes running AIX. Those two machines dropped off the list of top 500 machines to be replaced by machines running—you guessed it—Linux.
Yes, Linux has kicked Unix out the door.
See: Linux totally dominates supercomputers (ZDNet)
as anyone who has followed my history, knows I have long been a dedicated user of Windows, and lately of only Win7.
However, about two years ago I started dabbling with Linux for my laptops because with their limited memory, and slow processors, Win7 was so aggravating to me, that I decided to try and learn some Linux.
I chose Linux Mint 17.3 at first, and now I am using 18.2
The turn over for me was slow, but of recent, the only time I fire up my Win7 Desktop is to use the printer and scanners on it.... so far, Linux is sadly lacking in hardware support for multi-function printers/scanners... in fact, there is zero support from Linux in that arena.
This fact is why the city of Munich, Germany abandoned Linux after 10 years, and went back to Windows.... hardware drivers are impossible to get right with any degree of reasonableness...
I tried to create a hardware driver for a wireless printer on one of my laptops, and it crashed totally..... I had to reformat the hard drive and start all over.
sigh, Linux is a good operating system, but it is no where as universal to use as is Windows...
But, be that as it may, Linux now owns the throne with the Big boys.... all 500 of them.