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Linux Isn't Just Good Ideology -- It's Better Computing

Dec 23, 2008, 16:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Deeth)

"Windows programs love to make themselves the dominant monkey on your system, and like all dominant monkeys they fling poop: placing icons on your desktop and quick start menu, making themselves the default for whatever you want to do, and opening themselves up automatically. Load iTunes and at every startup you get hit in the face with QuickTime, a load of monkey dung in your system tray taking up resources whether you need it or (usually) not.

"And that's just the stuff you WANT to run. Windows is also vulnerable to stuff you don't want. No Windows system is complete without a firewall to keep bad stuff out and an anti-virus program to catch stuff as it gets in. (I've included the links to my favorite Windows-protecting software--not to encourage you to stay in Microsoft World but just to show you I'm on the up and up here, and to help protect ypu till I persuade you to make the Big Switch.)"

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