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"If you're just getting into Linux, odds are you're still searching for those applications that could do what you once did on Windows. The problem is, there are so many out there that it sometimes is overwhelming when all you want is a simple MP3 player."

"Many users have a tough time migrating to Windows because they just don't know what applications are out there, exactly how to get them, or are confused by the overwhelming amount of choice. There is also much skepticism of Linux among Windows critics because of its supposed lack of applications or lack of support. The truth is, the applications are extremely abundant and if there is an application out there you need that has not been created yet, Linux provides you with all the tools you need to write such an application, or you can bet within a couple months something will be created to fill that void."

"Yes, there is a lack of commercial Linux applications, but that, naturally, means that you'll get next to every program for Linux for free. This makes buying that game you've wanted a no-brainer. Thanks to Loki Games and other companies faithful to Linux, such a happening is a reality, with soon-to-be hits like Tribes 2, Doom III, and Neverwinter Nights appearing on Linux at the same time or shortly after their Windows counterparts. These are all titles that once could only be seen on Windows, but my, how times have changed."

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