Newsday: Linux Offers an Alternative to a Landscape Dominated by Microsoft
Mar 09, 2004, 01:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lou Dolinar)
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"Imagine an alternate universe where there's no Microsoft. In
this alternate universe, software is free, and you only pay for
product support and various conveniences of use to beginners.
"Those banes of home computer users--viruses, adware and
spyware--are virtually unknown in the alternate universe. Oh, and
while the software looks and runs pretty much like Windows, the
computers that run it hardly ever crash.
"That's not quite the whole story, but welcome to Linux, the
alternate operating system universe where I've been living for the
past few months. We're going to spend a few weeks there together,
beginning today, to see if there's anything there for normal