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Why I've Replaced Vista with Linux

Nov 20, 2007, 20:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Collins)

"This decision was a long time coming but I think it is the right thing to do right now: I have reformatted the hard drive on my laptop and replaced Vista with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux as the main operating system. I did this for a number of reasons: it's probably worth going through them one by one.

"'Desktop Linux is ready for the mainstream' we are told--but is it? And how to know without trying it for real? I had Linux running in a virtual machine on Vista, and it looked fine, but I tended only to play with it and not really put it through its paces. To give it a proper once-over there really is no substitute for putting it in as the 'main' operating system. I should say up-front that this shouldn't be construed as a comment on Vista, which I am actually getting to like. The same caveat should be applied for other applications, proprietary or open source (for the record, however: I'm not in any hurry to move over to OpenOffice just yet!)..."

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