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20 reasons you should switch to Linux

Dec 06, 2010, 16:02 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil Bothwick)

"There are hundreds of compelling reasons why Linux is better than all the rival operating systems. Here are just 20.

"1. Linux is free

"No matter how many computers you install it on, the cost of Linux remains the same: zero.

"In these days of multi-computer households, this can be a massive saving, especially when you consider the cost of all the programs you have to add to a standard Windows installation.

"2. Software repositories

"Having all the software you need in one place saves you having to trawl the web to find the program you're missing. It also means the software has been independently checked and digitally signed by the distro's developers, making it almost impossible to pick up a root-kitted version."

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