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NewsForge: The "Constant Fiddling with Linux" Myth

Jan 03, 2005, 22:45 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"I hear this canard over and over: that it takes constant attention to make a Linux installation work right, which means the cost of administering a Linux system is higher than maintaining one running a proprietary operating system. While it's true that you can spend almost every waking hour tweaking a Linux server, network or desktop, most Linux users don't need to do this any more than most car owners need to adjust their tire pressure to meet the demands of every road surface they encounter in the course of a day's driving.

"My computers currently run MEPIS, a Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution that I installed with a few clicks--and have left alone since my initial installations..."

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