O'Reilly/LXer: Why Do People Switch to Linux?
Oct 30, 2005, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)
"During the last month, we conducted a survey of readers who use
Linux. We asked them why they switched to Linux and received a
plethora of answers. Surprisingly, anti-Microsoft sentiment had
less to do with the choice than one might imagine.
"Could the pundits have it all wrong? Is it possible that Linux
stands on its own merits? Most Linux users would yes. Use of Linux
does not represent a rebellion against Microsoft and Linux stands
on its own as a user preference.
"In this article, we will look at excerpts from the survey and
see why people have adopted Linux. You might find the reasons
interesting, maybe fascinating and probably not what you