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[News] Why GNU/Linux is Simpler, Thinner, Less Fragmented Than Windows

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Why do Windows programs suck so freaking much? (and what can they learn from

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| Look, I'm sorry, but it has to be said. Open Task Manager on any Windows 
| computer and chances are there are a hundred processes even if you're just 
| sitting idly on the desktop. What's with the obsession to constantly make 
| crap run on startup? Let's look at some common offenders and how to cut them 
| down to size.    
| [...]
| Consider the best update system for any operating system around – the one 
| used by Linux. Yes, here’s my Linux blast: almost every single application 
| for Linux can be updated using the one and the same package management tool. 
| This includes the core kernel updates themselves through to the most obscure 
| and tiniest of applications.    
| There is no need for a gazillion software updaters by different vendors which 
| all work in different ways, at different times. Instead, the Linux 
| repositories allow you to keep every piece of code on your system up-to-date 
| with the one single action. It’s clean, it’s understandable and it’s 
| consistent.    



Mandriva 2008.1 Package Manager

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| Mandriva Spring 2008.1 is no doubt a great distribution. It has good 
| collection of default software, has excellent hardware detection, has 
| proprietary drivers and software and an overall great out of box experience.  
| People, including me, often complain about its Package manager. With 2008.1, 
| Mandriva has greatly improved RPMDrake. Its fast, has good number of packages 
| and beautifully handles dependencies.  
| Lets have a little detailed look. 


Utter Crap?: Matt Asay and The Linux Desktop Q&A (and Video)

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| Some of the installers such as Ubuntu’s will even import your Windows account 
| information during the install, which is pretty slick. Not as seamless as a 
| migration from one OS X instance to another, but not bad given the 
| complexity.   

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