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Old 04-14-2004, 08:13 AM   #1
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Will you still use linux, if Windows is free?

No offence.

Just curious that will you still use linux as your desktop OS if Windows is free?

Old 04-14-2004, 08:31 AM   #2
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Yes, why not? I like Linux and I am far more comfortable using Linux than I ever was with Windows.

Old 04-14-2004, 08:39 AM   #3
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Of course, I use linux more for its flexibility and speed than because its free.
Old 04-14-2004, 09:22 AM   #4
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My windows was free

But seriously yes. I like the aspect of being able to work hands on with a file and manipulate it to what I want it to be. I also like the text commands over clicking, much easier to troubleshoot problems.
Old 04-14-2004, 09:38 AM   #5
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For what I do, I prefer the interface and tools in linux to that of windows. At work threre are a small handful of items that I am forced to revert back and use windows for, but it is worthwhile so that I can use the tools of my choice the rest of the time.
Old 04-14-2004, 09:46 AM   #6
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My windows was free
yes, my one too.

but I mainly use GNU/linux because of some reasons:

-open source
-big community
Old 04-14-2004, 09:51 AM   #7
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I use linux mainly for it's reliability. Even if M$ offered their o/s' open source (which will never happen) I would still use linux. If you know people you can get the software for free. But with me wanting to get into programming, Open Source is more attractive.
Old 04-14-2004, 09:58 AM   #8
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I would still run linux. Although I still run windows along with Linux right now.

I run linux because of stability and security. Plus it's just nifty that you can edit it to your liking. Lots of window managers and cool stuff.
Old 04-14-2004, 12:01 PM   #9
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I would. I find it much much easier to get help with any problems in Linux than I can in Windows. Also, IMHO Linux is about a zillion times better than Windows as a development platform and I do a lot of programming as a hobby.
Old 04-14-2004, 12:43 PM   #10
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And sure I'm still going to use Linux if Windows is free.. cost doesn't mean jack squat when making those decisions..
Old 04-14-2004, 12:58 PM   #11
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And sure I'm still going to use Linux if Windows is free.. cost doesn't mean jack squat when making those decisions..
I can wholeheartedly agree with that statement , with the side-remark that the "cost" of Linux does make it easier to switch.

Microsoft-free since 2002.
Old 04-14-2004, 01:02 PM   #12
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Linux is the best os i have seen so far (i found it better than *bsd also)
I use linux as my desktop mainly 'cos its OPEN (i mean it tells me whats going on in there and also that the source is availabe) and it does the job better than WINDOZE.
I bet even if MS releases the source of windoze, most of the *nix users will stay since the code will be all crapped-up and it will take centuries to fix 'em all!!!

most of all it's the COMMUNITY!! the guys (/gals) here and on IRC (#linux) are GREAT!!!
dont u think????

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Old 04-14-2004, 01:16 PM   #13
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Re: Will you still use linux, if Windows is free?

Originally posted by chinaundead
No offence.

Just curious that will you still use linux as your desktop OS if Windows is free?

Come on! r u kidding??
You think that we are using Linux because we are very poor and we can't affort to buy Windows? When I bought a new PC, it came with the Windows XP and I gave it away to my friend for free.

Last edited by moeminhtun; 04-14-2004 at 01:17 PM.
Old 04-14-2004, 02:22 PM   #14
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Absolutely! Doz is too full of unacceptable flaws that even a free copy I would pass on to a doz using friend and keep Linux! Any Unix type is better!
Old 04-14-2004, 03:27 PM   #15
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I think there is no chance to be Windows to be free !! Any wa Linux is better than Windows in any point.. In Windows u can't know what the hell is going on behind your screen and u got suddenly bluse creen of death !

Long Live Linux !!!


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