Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:05 UTC
Linux Businesses, educational institutions, governmental agencies and other organizations around the world are converting1 their computer operating systems from Microsoft Windows to Linux at an increasing pace. They are likewise converting their application programs from commercial software to free software (also referred to as open source software). There are at least 25 reasons for this situation, including:
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smashIt
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2005-07-06

Lin wins. Again.
~10$ for linux vs. 0$ (free ;) ) for win and you still say linux wins again?
and dont forget that what Servicepacks are for win, are new releases on linux and OS X wich cost a lot of money.

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hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

"Lin wins. Again.
~10$ for linux vs. 0$ (free ;) ) for win and you still say linux wins again?
and dont forget that what Servicepacks are for win, are new releases on linux and OS X wich cost a lot of money."

Say what????

It will only cost you the $10 for someone to get the update files for you and burn them on a CD and post them to you. The original poster wanted to avoid downloading updates because he or she had a low bandwidth net connection.

If you have the capacity to download yourself, then updates for Linux are free. In every case, less cost than Windows.

Upgrading on Windows can cost hundreds of dollars per application!!

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