Fuck Kubernetes, Long Live Linux! OS does matter

Highway and dark cloudy sky

The first thing I would like to make clear that I have nothing against Kubernetes, despite the title. It is simply a critical article that arises after reading an original article by Matt Asay for the digital medium Infoworld, in which he says that Linux no longer matters and that the future is in the cloud, in Kubernetes ... That said, Kubernetes seems to me a very important open source project and I hope it will do very well because it has a very hopeful future and can allow many things to be done in cloud computing.

We have seen that IBM has made a very important move buying Red Hat to position itself as one of the leaders of the hybrid cloud, with technologies that will be based, for example, on Kubernetes, among other projects. That places them competing from you to you with AWS (Amazon Web Service), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. And to give us a background, I would also like to mention that Microsoft itself has hinted that Windows 10 will be their last Windows operating system, which they are updating as if it were a Rolling Release, but that it has an expiration date, end of support date located on October 13, 2020 (standard) or extended on October 14, 2025.

I have sometimes been able to speak with engineers from Red Hat, Oracle or SUSE and ask them what they think of this, and usually they don't want to get too wet or can't speak for corporate matters. But it gives me the feeling that the world of computing is literally moving entirely to the cloud and that it is likely that we will see Windows as a cloud service in the future and having a local OS is something historic ... I don't know if I'll be right, but this would be a horror. And this is where I contradict the author that I cited in the first paragraph and I hope he is wrong, or that at least we always have Linux locally and not as a remote service (if the equipment manufacturers allow it ...).

Incredibly I would not like a totally cloud future where, if it is already difficult to manage and take care of privacy and anonymity, imagine how complicated it would be if all services, apps and even operating systems were transferred to the cloud by converting our equipment or devices in mere customers that remotely access the services. What is your opinion?


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  1.   Bla bla bla said

    "The cloud doesn't exist, it's just someone else's computer"

    –FSF

  2.   Lizer21 said

    It would certainly be horrendous, I can imagine having to pay a monthly payment or annuity just to turn on my PC.

    No, I would rather have a complete PC than have to rent one.

  3.   ropnom said

    That is business thinking…. but even so, they will continue to sell "computers" where you can set up your own cloud, at home, that is to say the same as the 'PC' only if you have a good connection, you can connect to it from outside.

  4.   A said

    catastrophic I hope that debian and all debian based OS like LinuxMint continue to develop OS for PC.

  5.   jordi ferran said

    The move to the cloud has already existed for many years. And the important thing is not the operating system. The key is that to start and use a local program (such as the office): it asks you to login, that it must verify with the provider, that it demands internet access, and where it will verify who you are, and how you pay the bills. Total control. To this must be added storage services, where the data will be stored in the cloud. A place where spy agencies have the door open to access, read, and manipulate data if necessary.

    The GNU / Linux project is certainly an alternative. As the CEO of Microsoft (Steve Balmer) said: Linux is a cancer (disease). Wanting to be loose and uncontrolled is certainly a problem for reality controllers. This is why Microsoft has a tight grip on SUSE, and now it says that Microsoft loves Linux. IBM buys RedHat. And Canonical is another company trying to capitalize on Debian. Three payment alternatives, for companies.

    Freedom is not free, it requires daily investment. And if you have money to spare, paying for professional Linux support is another way to finance that freedom.

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