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Linux.com: Why Linux?

Apr 08, 2000, 23:54 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff White)

"Whenever I introduce the idea of Linux to someone who has had little to no experience using Linux as a workstation or server operating system, I find myself always answering the question, "Why Linux?" This article will briefly discuss a few of the most notable reasons for choosing to use, learn and experience Linux both in a workstation and server environment."

"During the first few experimental installations, I find that the average user looks for, and determines whether to use Linux or not on, three working functions: X, sound, and the Internet. What then? You have X, sound and the Internet working but still have no reason to stay in Linux...."

"You aren't a programmer? You are an average user and Internet surfer. There's definitely no problem there; Linux has all sorts of Internet and desktop programs such as Netscape, ICQ, gnapster, MP3 players, FTP clients, word processors, database applications, multimedia applications and so much more. Visit Freshmeat or Linuxberg for any Linux application!"

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