Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 22:07 UTC
Linux With Linux on the desktop going from a slow crawl to verging on an explosion, many have toiled with the question: How do we make this happen faster? A well-known Austin-based Linux Advocate thinks he has the answer.
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lemur2
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2007-02-17

I could also run Firefox and GIMP and OpenOffice on Windows. That's not a reason to switch to Linux.


It isn't a reason to switch to Windows, either.

All of your "reasons" for sticking with Windows actually depend on the point that you have already locked yourself in to Windows, to your own cost.

My point is that if you are considering a new purchase, where you don't necessarily already have a huge investment in and dependency on Windows (poor you), then Linux is actually compelling.

http://www.mbtmag.com/articleXml/LN731846314.html

You might even consider it if you do have a Microsoft dependency.

If you are looking to avoid lock-in, stay away from Microsoft is the clear message:
http://www.vnunet.com/crn/news/2207045/becta-rubs-salt-microsoft
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/11/becta_vista/

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