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Old 07-10-2004, 11:15 AM   #1
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Linux vs Windows


Hi, im currently on windows but was wondering what the advantages of linux were, and if its a good idea whether I should make a change or not. What distros do you guys recommend and why, and what makes linux a good alternative to windows? thanks.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 11:38 AM   #2
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I use linux only because I hate M$ and the idea it represents. If you want an easy to use OS I suggest you stick with windows.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 11:39 AM   #3
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While this has been covered to death in other threads here, I will give you the single biggest reason I switched. Control. In Linux, everything is subject to user modification, from the kernel to the look of icons etc.

Not to mention the lack of constant virus and exploit threats. Oh and the lack of restrictive licensing schemes, proprietary nonsense, etc...
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:41 PM   #4
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vehementi; as the others advised true,here is my take on u r?. as often as
W crashes ,stumbles, thrashes with patch after patch & still crashes etc. LINUX for me very stable its like that old commercial(pun) Timex it keeps on ticking. especially now since ms dropping w98 abandon ship linux to the rescue. dual boot W linux guess what ? W begining to flounder n linux u guessed keeps on going n going even if i dont pay attention to it. really!
 
Old 07-10-2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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I dont really think I have more control over my linux than I had over my WinXP. I mean, when I use linux I am so powerless that I cant even install my sound chip and my internal card reader or even get my mozilla and mozilla news to work right. The worst part is that I cant even reformat my hard drive and go back to Windows. One thing I have learned this week is that do use Linux if you are not ready to become a geek.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 02:03 PM   #6
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I'm closing this thread as there are plenty of others just like it, feel free to read and contribute to one of those.

Thank You.
 
  


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