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I'm a conservative christian republican.
Just like Shelly the Republican.
Shelly the Republican also happens to be; retarded, misinformed, mad, vengeful, selfish, rude and an over the top neo-nazi.
(By no means should you ever consider people like that to be a representation of anything but the nearest insane asylum.)
Sadly, that site doesn't seem to be a satire and really makes me mad how rude and misguided it seems to be. Shame.
Anyways, "Why we should not use Linux?"
Well, to try and give the most 'fair' answer possible the only real problems is that it cannot natively run many applications designed for Windows or Mac that some people rely upon. Examples of this would include Adobe's Creative Suite, Intuit Quickbooks and other financial software, and Microsoft Office. There is a Linux alternative to all the aforementioned applications but they are considered inferior for the most part. Another reason is gaming. Microsoft Windows simply is the leader here, as neither Linux or Mac can run many popular titles. While some Linux users may crack a Minesweeper joke here and there, advanced, 3D, popular titles are not available on Linux. Device support on Linux is still shady. Popular devices such as the iPhone, Action Replay and MagicJack are not usable under Linux. Another knock on Linux is it's API, or rather, lack thereof. KDE and GNOME provide somewhat of one, but this is a weak point. Lastly, many consider the X-window system to be very slow. Many of the so-called 'problems' Linux has is only because of it's market share. The notion that Linux hurts business is untrue; Novell and Red Hat are Linux OS'es for 'Enterprise' and are example of how open-source can still be a viable contender in a competitive market.
"Why we should."
Linux does have some major benefits as well though. First off, Linux can make repetitive, rudimentary tasks a breeze using it's highly advanced CLI. M$ Windows equivalent CMD had less than 1% of the functionality any UNIX shell has (Especially BASH in Linux). Linux is a great platform to program on, and has many outstanding tools for free just about everywhere. Another thing is of course the price. It's free, and so is 95% of the software for it. Updates are free too, as well as technical support. Alongside never having to reboot and more secure, Linux is much more cost efficient as a server or on mission critical systems. Security is another good point. Viruses and Malware are non-existent on the platform, and the general architecture of the system is inherently far more secure than that of M$ or to a lesser extent, Mac. Linux is also considered much more stable. Linux is also easily and completely customizable, something that Mac or Windows have next to none. Linux Live CD's are the only of their kind, M$ and Mac don't have that same functionality yet. The community is another great thing Linux has that Widows can never achieve. Linux also runs great on old hardware, whereas with Windows you are behind the curve in less than two years. Despite Linux's well-renowned reputation as a hacker OS (and well deserved, as it's tools are unparalleled), Linux is very user-friendly and in many cases is easier to use than other OS'es. BSODs do not exist for Linux (or Mac). Linux also has a great many things to have lot's of fun; Compiz a prime example. Linux is a very functional and safe OS for everyday usage, and is flexible in dealing with other OS'es. And of course, Linux can be tweaked and prodded in millions of ways, so much so that explaining them all here would take up more room than imaginable. Don't forget that literally thousands of programs for literally everything under the sun is seconds away using a package manager and repository, such as apt-get and .debs in Ubuntu.
Overall, Linux is a great OS and in many ways is very comfortable to use.
The least you can do is grab a Live CD and try it on your system.
Have fun! Bye!
Last edited by lupusarcanus; 07-20-2010 at 05:26 AM.
If you use Linux, Bill Gates will come to your house and hold you at gunpoint. When your refuse to reinstall Windows, he will shoot and a little paper on a stick will come out like it does in cartoons and the paper will roll down to the floor, out the front door and into your neighbors yard. This is the Microsoft Windows End-User License Agreement.
i think ur using it bt not able to figure out differance between window and linux(ubuntu)..its awesome dude... ha hwould u like to explain ur question??????
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