Curious as to why the opinions of a defunct nation-state is relevant to Linuxes life cycle. Linux is becoming increasingly popular and increasingly compatible with newer and legacy technologies. It has the possibility to overtake Windows in the near future as the go-to OS due to its massive community, support and low, low price of absolutely free. Linux will live forever. To say it is nearing the end of it's life cycle is evidence of Nikolai Pryanishnikov's ignorance of the modern world and of how technology works in general.