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Linux "To be clear about this article's intent, it's not to bash Microsoft, or Windows. Because to be fair, despite using Linux 95% of the time while I'm on the PC, I can find more faults with it than Windows. So, this article's goal is to highlight some of the major pluses of Linux, and also showcase where Windows could improve in the future, should Microsoft take heed of the suggestions."
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by Xaero_Vincent on Fri 9th Apr 2010 14:54 UTC
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Perhaps Linux does some things nicer than Windows but Windows has far more commercial software and quality games. Contrary to popular belief, there are not antiquate FOSS alternatives to all commercial apps. Gimp, for example, lacks the Pantone color system and things like adjustment layers. Additionally, the FOSS that Linux has is also available on Windows, which doesn't translate to a Linux advantage.

This is why I don't use Linux without Wine/Crossover Games and VMWare Workstation w/ Windows guest in unity mode.

The stability of the latest distributions releases are also troublesome. I tend to stay one release behind the latest. For example, I still use Fedora 11 versus 12 on my Linux machine.

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