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Why I Can Never Be Exclusive to Linux and Open Source on the Desktop

Sep 21, 2009, 11:06 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

[ Thanks to Jason Perlow for this link. ]

"This is not to say that I don't find Linux incredibly useful and liberating to use. Believe me, I do. I like Linux's efficiency, its reliability, its responsiveness, and its immunity to malware/viruses/spyware that the Windows environment is constantly under siege from. I also like, use and enjoy many of the Open Source and Free Software that originated on that platform. However, even all of that is not enough of a lure for me to use Linux exclusively for both my professional and personal computing needs.

"Why not?

"Arguably, in the last 10 years, Linux has matured from a OS that was strictly for UNIX and technical sysadmin-types to a robust enterprise server OS that can scale all the way up from low-power x86 processors to the most powerful mainframe computers and massively distributed architectures. Nobody, especially myself, will question Linux's huge impact on mid-range and enterprise computing as well as in embedded devices."

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