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LinuxWorld: The columnist's manifesto

Jan 12, 2000, 18:54 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"Stability, performance, and price are nice, but penguinistas flock to Linux for a deeper Reason."

"The question takes various forms, but it always comes down to this: "Why should I run GNU/Linux?" It's a question that's being posed everywhere -- in PC magazines, in chat rooms, in schools, in offices, and in airport waiting areas. If you are one of the many pondering just this question, this column is for you. If you've already taken the plunge, stick around. It might be of interest to you, too...."

"But we're starting to see Linux for sale more often, and in more places: at Sam's Club, in CompUSA, and in bookstores. Just look around Barnes and Noble these days; you may discover to your amazement that Linux has more titles on the shelves than Windows. This might cause you to shiver ever so slightly, and get a sense of dread or impending doom. Something is happening here that you don't understand, and you're afraid it's about to pass you by."

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