Linked by Mike Martin on Mon 14th Jul 2003 17:42 UTC
Linux After reading yet another "why Linux is not ready for the desktop" article/discussion, I decided that, as someone who uses Linux exclusively at home, its about time I wrote my response to the attitudes expressed. I have been using Linux since January 1999 (Red Hat 5.2 off of a cover disc).
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by contrasutra on Mon 14th Jul 2003 22:23 UTC

Linux has very few viruses in part because there aren't as many users, but mostly because its naturally more secure. Linux teaches you not to run as root.

If you dont run as root, you cant get a virus. Windows encourages you to run as Administrator.

And people complain about having to compile. Its because things are OPEN SOURCE. Unlike Windows, where everything is closed off. I perfer to know whats in my computer.

And it ok to choose an OS in part because of ethics or beliefs. Everything shouldn't be "best tool for the job at this time" because who you pick to "rule the industry" will have a lot of power, and you don't want some "evil" company to have all the power.