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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RE[3]: Simple answer
by Laurence on Thu 24th Jan 2008 19:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Simple answer"
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You give me some real-world examples of how I'm going to be more productive and get real work done faster on Linux and I will listen. And remember, I'm a power user. I don't get viruses, my computer does not have spyware, and I don't have any major problems to speak of on Windows. So why should you care about users like me? If you manage to convert power users like me, you'll also convert a lot of other people by default whom I provide tech support for. They will switch if I tell them to. And I will tell them to switch if I switch myself, because I'd want them all to be on the same platform as what I'm using.

It really depends on what you're used to and what you are using your computer for.

I too regularly use Windows (XP) as a platform to produce and DJ electonica. I've tried using Linux as a studio PC and it didn't even come close to the power and ease I already had with Windows, a select few sequencers and VSTi's.

However for surfing the net, reading e-mails, watching videos, etc I find Linux a much quicker and easier platform.

And for my home server I run FreeBSD. It's quicker and easier to set up that windows and runs smoother on a box.

So basically there is no "one size fits all" OS. It's just picking the best platform for the best job.

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