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Old 04-19-2008, 12:13 AM   #16
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You configure it once - never needs doing again
So true. A year or so back, I setup two computers in my home, both running Ubuntu Linux.

One I had set them up, I never had to touch them at a technical level. So much so, that I forgot all of the setup procedures that I followed when I set them up. I found myslef having to google everything when I set one up for a friend of mine recently.

The thing is, a Linux O/S just does not break.
Old 04-20-2008, 07:35 PM   #17
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Linux advantages

One of the advantages of Linux is that it really permits growth and
innovation (it is no lie that it can be harder to learn than mac or Windows but it can teach you a lot more) what I am trying to say is
that if you design a program that lets say changes the screen for blind
people:In Linux you get thanks and a feeling of pride ,In Windows you get a letter from microsoft saying "You got a week to remove it or you will be going to court")
Old 04-21-2008, 06:48 AM   #18
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Obviously, I agree with most of the points about the advantages of GNU/Linux made in this thread. I wouldn't be using it if I didn't. But...
You can use a lot of open source, free (both senses), software on Windows. I haven't paid for anything except the OS.
You're not tied to using M$ compilers for programming.
The main disadvantage to using Windows is the fact that you're helping to line the pockets of a company that are little better than gangsters.
The only reason I keep XP is for the contrast and variety.


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