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10 cool things you can do with Linux and not with windows

Feb 23, 2009, 15:03 (6 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to j00p34 for this link. ]

"1. Install a bleeding edge 3d desktop environment on affordable hardware.

"I've seen compiz running on extremely (from my view) low end hardware. With incredible results. I'm not saying this is something I would advice you to do, because it does eat resources. But it is possible there's a choice and if you like visual effects on the desktop, there's no match for it. If you would like something like this on windows you 're going to need bleeding edge hardware.

"2. Remote control your system (secure) completely over a minimal network connection.

"Using ssh you can control your Linux computer completely over a reasonably slow network connection. This gives you a command shell over internet and if you use key based authentication it's very secure. Because in Linux everything can be configured from the command line your in complete control. In windows you have some of this functionality with telnet and rdp which are insecure and for full control of a windows system you 're going to need a big connection"

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