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Originally posted by sapilas Give me a good reason to use Linux as the main system instead of windows..
First time I used I mouse seriously to do some work was in 1997 and I was using Unix - Solaris6 - winNT4. Now I use various linux distros and win2k.
But I still cannot find something that will make me prefer a Linux 2 a winNT (2k) version.
What do you thing that Linux can do that a win2k OS cannot do ?
? ? ?
I like KDE, the Windows explorer is TOOOOO boring
Last edited by LinuxSeeker; 03-23-2004 at 08:10 AM.
what....????? You prefer Win NT over Linux. Come on guy... NT 4.0 was just buggy. 2000 was an improvement, however. XP is ok but is still vulnerable to exploits that NT had. My major point Linux is better than Windows because most of the virii out there don't affect Linux, Unix, or even Mac based computers. Another is that I have better control over my services. Or I don't have to restart my computer when I install something or change a setting.
dushkinup: With Linux you can mess arround with your kernel how much you want. In Windows you can't even add a function that will say "Hello world" to the kernel.
Dushkinup is right, due to MS having a non-open source solution, people can't go in and modify the kernel, and scale it to their needs. No, MS users must purchase a full or upgrade version of their operating system. Ex: Let's say I purchase a 64-bit processor. With MS, I would have to purchase a 64-bit version of their OS to get the full benefits of a 64-bit processor. However, with linux, I could recompile my kernel for 64-bit processing (even though it's pretty confusing at first). Learning linux is kind of like learning to switch from Windows 95 to Windows NT or 2000 (just on a much larger scale). You can't learn it over night but when you're used to it, aren't you glad you made the switch?
How right you are. Take the trouble, put some effort in and no way will you go back. I have moved on to Slackware, I love the way one can configure this distro, and it is the first where I as a Newbie can really understand where I have to go in and change to make things work. Result is a Linux system without windows of any sort. Loving it. Worth every minute of the learning process.
Actually... The 64-bit version of Windows is free for existing users. However, it's a Preview and it expires in about a year. How lame. Also, it only works on the AMD 64-bit processors (not the Intel Itaniums).
Originally posted by rajbaxi I think AMD can still run the standard 32-bit version of Windows. However, I don't believe you would get any performance gain.
not true. even with the 32bit OS you still get a lot of performance boost from the AMD64bit chips.
it is not the full benifit, and thus if running M$ OS it is not worth buying the 64bit chip until M$ releases their full vs of the 64bit OS.
from the benchmarks ive seen it is between a 20-40% overall improvement in performance.
i have not seen any benchmarks running the linux 64bit OS on that chip so no clue.
for gamers, wait for the 2nd gen. 64bit chips that are scheduled to be released this summer and the next M$ OS that will fully support the 64bit chipset. otherwise if you are doing desktop or server work, go for it, but be aware you are FUBAR as far as upgrades are concerned as the next gen chip is not backwards compatable so far as hardware is concnernd.