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[News] Why GNU/Linux is the Best and Classification of Its Users

  • Subject: [News] Why GNU/Linux is the Best and Classification of Its Users
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 13:36:40 +0100
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Why GNU/Linux is Unmatched â and Unmatchable

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| Users of free software are nothing if not 
| passionate. Most of them care deeply about the 
| code they use, and will happily plunge into 
| the flamewars that flare up regularly across 
| the Web. The core focus of those arguments is 
| well established by now: against Mac fans, 
| it's about the virtues of true openness and 
| freedom; against Windows fans (do they still 
| exist?) it's about those, as well as security, 
| speed, stability, etc. But there's another 
| aspect that rarely gets discussed, and yet it 
| represents one of GNU/Linux's greatest 
| strengths: the breadth of hardware platforms 
| supported.
| Today, GNU/Linux runs on just about everything 
| that has a processing chip, from the smallest 
| embedded system, through smartphones, ARM-
| based netbooks, laptops, multiple desktop 
| architectures, servers and mainframes to the 
| mightiest supercomputer â 91% of the top 500 
| systems run some form of Linux. Recent 
| additions to the Linux family include Android-
| based tablets, Internet radios and TVs (and 
| not just from Google).


The Four Different Types of Linux Users

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| Linux Advocate:
| Someone who uses Linux because they feel it is 
| a superior or more stable operating 
| environment. Typically this is someone who 
| knows their way around the computer a bit and 
| isn't afraid to post on a forum asking a 
| question or get their hands dirty with a bit 
| of terminal code to get their system up and 
| running. While they love the power of FOSS 
| they realize at the same time that the entire 
| world does not work in this manner (although 
| it would be great if it did). They are 
| typically willing to use restricted codecs and 
| closed source video drivers to get the 
| performance and functionality they need out of 
| their system. While it is not uncommon for 
| them to recommend Linux to their family and 
| friends, most times they will even help them 
| get it setup, they realize that some people 
| are happy with Windows and they acknowledge 
| this.



Mandriva Linux 2010 â Perhaps The Best Linux Release All Year

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| This really is a banner release for Mandriva.
| Itâs been a long time since I could recommend
| it too much, but itâs moved way up my list
| with 2010. For new users the complete
| experience with Mandriva One live CD will
| convince you better than my words and for
| loyal users, well, you already know. It might
| be too soon to say, but it feels like this
| release will go down as Mandrivaâs best ever
| â and perhaps it just might be the best Linux
| release of the year.

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