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[News] New Articles Explain Where GNU/Linux Surpasses OS X and Windows

  • Subject: [News] New Articles Explain Where GNU/Linux Surpasses OS X and Windows
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 19:39:01 +0100
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Question: Why switch to Linux or a Mac?

,----[ Quote ]
| I'm no friend to Windows. I know the 
| operating system too well to trust it. But, I 
| did think that even though Windows is 
| defective by design, you could keep it 
| relatively safe by installing patches quickly 
| and using anti-virus software religiously. I 
| was wrong.
| [...]
| The greater problem though is that, even if 
| Microsoft and the anti-virus companies spent 
| ten-times the money and time on securing 
| Windows they still couldn't do it. When your 
| foundation is built on sand instead of rock, 
| there's only so much any amount of patching 
| can do to keep a house solid.
| No, if you really want a secure desktop you 
| need either Linux or Mac OS X. Is either of 
| these perfectly secure? No, no they're not. 
| But, they are much more secure than Windows 
| can ever be.


Why Ubuntu excites me more than Windows or Macintosh

,----[ Quote ]
| Ubuntu is a Debian-based distribution of 
| Linux. What does that mean? Buggered if I 
| know. If you do, and you are feeling a 
| powerful urge, already, to recommend a 
| different version of Linux, then let me stop 
| you right there. Is it easier to use? Is it 
| prettier? No? Well, not interested. Move 
| along.



Suddenly a Vista-phonic Moment

,----[ Quote ]
| I dumped Vista and put Ubuntu 9.04 and later
| 9.1 on the exact same DELL with NO hardware
| changes and it has never even hiccuped once.
| It has run without ANY failures and only has
| required one reboot (outside of new kernel
| installs)in the year since I installed Ubuntu
| 9.04.


GNU/Linux Security: Linux House vs Microsoft House

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| How is GNU/Linux different? A GNU/Linux desktop
| system is designed from the ground up along the
| Unix model of multiple tasks with multiple
| users among multiple computers on a network. I
| will call this a many-many-many design. As such
| the basic design also includes consideration
| for securing the operating system and data on
| same when many users may have access to the
| same system simultaneously. Therefore, when a
| GNU/Linux computer is taken out of the box for
| the first time it already has a higher security
| capability. This is because of the many-many-
| many design that included consideration for
| security from the beginning.


10 Things Linux Does Better Than Windows

,----[ Quote ]
| In the computer hardware world, certain
| segments are saturated with choice, while
| others are not. Take graphics cards for
| example. For the most part, it's AMD (ATI) vs.
| NVIDIA. For CPU's, AMD vs. Intel. For CPU
| coolers... ugh, where to begin. We'd need at
| least a billion "vs." for that one! Then there
| are operating systems, where like GPU's and
| CPU's, the choices of major vendor are slim.

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