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LinuxPlanet: Is Linux Desktop Better Than Windows?

Jun 28, 2004, 21:15 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"Use of Linux by nonprofit organizations is nothing new. For one thing, the lower costs of Linux fit in well with limited budgets. Now, though, some end users at nonprofit organizations are choosing Linux for a completely different reason--namely, a better desktop experience than they've been getting from Windows.

"'Using Windows ME, we've had lots of problems with popups and spyware. There's been none of that with Linux,' says Subroto Mukerjea, a site director for the Computer Learning Center in Fairfax County, VA. Mukerjea oversees one of 14 sites within an after school program for children and teens aged six to 16.

"'Windows 95 was always going down,' maintains Paul Mundell, national director of canine programs at Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa, CA. 'The problem with Windows 2000 isn't 'crashing.' It's just that, after a while, applications start running more slowly and features don't work as well unless you say to yourself, 'Maybe it's time to rebuild your hard drive...''"

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