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Ten reasons Linux desktops lead the way

Jun 19, 2009, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"2. No more 'lock down'
With Windows or OS X, you get what you get and no more. Of course, you can install third-party applications in Windows, but you'll never have the flexibility you would find with a Linux desktop. And if you don't like the desktop you are using in Linux, you can choose a different one.

"Because Linux distributions are not locked down to any one window manager or desktop, you should be able to find exactly what you want. Whether you want a complex desktop, just the bare minimum or something in between, Linux can make your desktop be and do anything you want.

"Equally, you need not fear too much configuration or too many options. You can start with the basic desktop and live with that all your computing life, if you so choose. Eventually, however, you are likely to discover how far you can bend the desktop with Linux. Bend away -- it will not break."

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