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Congrats to the State of Louisiana for getting out of BlackRock holdings. Would be great to see other states follow. More than great, it’s probably one of the most important priorities as part of saving the country.
There’s a story here. Much more than the casual computer user might realize: It’s a story about how people started using computers back in the early days, about a power-hungry man named Bill Gates who pushed subpar software on the world for something like thirty years before people started learning better—it’s a story about how he realized he wouldn’t always be able to do that some time around when he lost his attempts to destroy Unix-like Operating Systems (2005-2007), how he started ‘getting out’ of the software business and ‘getting in’ to everything else he could, and harming the world in different ways with his monopolistic mindset, in the process.
What you see on the chart above also reveals a story about people waking up about how they use their technology, slowly, but steadily. The trend is still a slow one, considering where end users of technology are coming from, but the trend is clear and consistent enough now for most in the industry to see … and it’s accelerating.
It is the message of this Telegram channel. There’s better ways to do things than relying on ‘the [technology] establishment.’
The Linux Computer Operating System continues to gain market share
As of September, every major Linux OS distribution had experienced growth vs. the previous year.
The numbers are still small but there is no question a trend has developed over the past three years — Open Source Linux is gaining, while the closed-source, legacy Operating System that made Bill Gates famous, Microsoft Windows, was starting to experience its first sustained trend of decline in computer history.