Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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Choice
by waynej on Tue 20th Nov 2007 09:04 UTC
waynej
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2007-07-04

When all's said and done the main point of this article was surely that when using Linux there exists a far higher degree of choice than when using other OS's. I mainly use KDE, but enjoy trying alternative DE's from time to time (mainly Fluxbox, the tab feature is a great feature - trust me).

When using Linux, not only can one choose almost any DE one wishes, it can also be configured (admittedly with some difficulty in a (very) few cases) to do exactly what you want it to do.

The choice to use an interface that looks, feels and does what you want it to do and not what someone else decides is the best way is very liberating when working.

As to using Linux on your PC (to Rockwell) the way I look at it is this, I've used Linux for 3 years now and I have found no need to revert to windows other than at work (we use modelling software for which there is no Linux alternative). I have no difficulties at all - I have never, ever had to revert to Windows to do anything - seriously.

With Linux I have choice in terms of how I work and use the computer.

To windows users - rather than look for a reason to use Linux, try the approach of trying Linux for a while (try PCLinuxOS live CD), try the different DE's and try to find reasons to use windows. Give Linux a good, serious try - you may find a pleasant surprise

Choice is good, choice is necessary, it drives the technology forward.

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