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Migrating to Desktop Linux: What is the Big Deal? Answer: Nothing.

May 21, 2009, 22:34 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Your next big decision is which computer should you keep, your Linux, Mac, or Windows PC? Duh-- all of them if you like. The FUDsters try to frame this as an all-or-nothing decision, but back here on Planet Real People, we use whatever we want to when we want to. Maybe you are a genuine Photoshop or AutoCad user, fine, don't get rid of them. Use Linux for other things. A great starting point for Linux is Web surfing and email. Get used to the pleasure of safe surfing without having to invest all kinds of money in marginally-effective anti-malware programs.

"By the way, it is a big lie that Linux is not an attractive malware target because it has such small market share. It has a large enough installed base and growth curve to scare the wee out of Microsoft, and it is not an attractive malware target because it is hard to infect. Contrariwise, MS Windows is ridiculously easy, which is evident in its accelerating rates of infection despite Redmond's promises that every Windows release really is more secure."

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