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LinuxInsider: Home Users Leap to Linux

Nov 21, 2003, 11:30 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vicki Lee Parker)

"When the operating system on Matthew P. Frye's home computer crashed and died a year ago, he had two choices: spend hundreds of dollars to rebuild his desktop using Microsoft programs, or try the less expensive alternative of switching to the Linux computer operating system. Frye chose Linux.

"It took the senior systems programmer at Rex Hospital three months and $39 to download Linux desktop applications to replace those he used in Windows.

"Frye's experience is typical of Linux users who are switching from Microsoft, frustrated by viruses, poor software performance and costly upgrades..."

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