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Happiness is a Hot Distro

Jul 08, 2008, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Laden)

[ Thanks to Greg Laden for this link. ]

When you buy a computer from Dell or Gateway or whomever, and it comes with Windows and Microsoft Office and a bunch of other crap already installed on it, that is like getting a Windows "Distro." A major difference between such a Windows "Distro" and virtually any Linux Distro is that you choose a particular Linux Distro because you want to make your life easier and you want to be happy and to have fun and love your computer. The Windows "Distro," in contrast, is something that you do not choose, it is given to you, and it makes your life harder because half the crap that is installed is ad ware, and this will make your life harder and you won't be happy and you will end up hating your computer.

"Why is a Linux Distro, and the process of picking one and installing it, a matter of happiness? Well, for one thing, a Distro is a statement, almost a fashion statement. Picking a Distro is like needing a pickup truck deciding to go for some kind of Toyota pickup vs. a Ford vs. a GMC..."

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