I wish Linux was a very strong competitor to MS Windows or even Mac OS X, but it is not yet. Even if many users say that the stability of Windows sucks, they still use it. Of course, it is also a matter of available applications for many different purposes, but to be honest, it is not the only one problem of Linux. Simply Linux is still too harder to configure.
In my opinion one of the sources of this difficulty is the architecture of the Linux kernel - the monolithic one. I dont want to bother with a technical stuff, but in short, the microkernels and hybrid kernels (like Windows or XNU of the Mac OS) are more flexible and easier to manage. Of course, there are projects like „Linux on L4” (Linux virtualized on the L4 microkernel), but they are prosthesis only.
However, Linux has became one of the most popular competitors to Windows and is considered as more stable than MS operating systems. And more and more applications are developed for this competitor. Also the Linux kernel is actively developed and maybe some day its architecture and the Linux distros will be much easier and better to set up.
TQLinux is a project to make Linux distribution what will be fit, fast, stable, easy to set-up and to develop applications for it.
Current status (2008-11-16):
first bootable ISO with Linux kernel and Busybox old naming convention (QLinux), sorry, I'll fix it later TO DO:
CD/DVD/USB/FDD drivers/modules inclusion Udev & HAL integration CD/DVD/pendrives/floppies detection external (out of the base system) drivers support ...
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