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[News] UNIX Fan Says GNU/Linux Beats Windows

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A question about Linux

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| The second part of his question was whether the role he sees Linux playing in 
| the deaths of HP-UX, AIX, and Solaris makes choosing Linux counter-productive 
| in the longer term. The answer to that, I think, is No - because Linux isn’t 
| killing any other Unix; it’s giving people who want to move to x86 a better, 
| and often cheaper, alternative to Windows.     


Five good reasons to switch to Linux

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| 4. Freedom. From the beginning Linux has been about freedom. This freedom is 
| all about the user and the freedom from software that offers no opportunity 
| for the user to change the way the software behaves. Recently the Linux 
| Foundation held a contest for a “We’re Linux” video. The winning entry 
| elegantly explains what software freedom is all about. See the video here. 
| Freedom is one of the main reasons why I use Linux. When a piece of software 
| doesn’t behave in exactly the manner I want it to behave I change it. Open 
| source allows me to do that. Try altering the behavior of a piece of Windows 
| software (outside of the preferences window). The old Microsoft 
| question “Where do you want to go today?” With Linux that question would 
| be “Where do you want to go, how do you want to get there, do you want the 
| scenic route, do you want a specific map for your trip (or do you want to 
| wing it), and do you prefer first class or coach?”            



Why I love Unix

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| Windows apologists sometimes like to paint Unix as a dying dinosaur. That
| just shows their ignorance: if anything, Windows is the dinosaur in danger of
| being wiped out by Macs and Linux. While I might have put a lot more money in
| my bank accounts had I walked the Windows path, I'm glad that I didn't. I
| LIKE Unix. There's still nothing for me to like about Windows.

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