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Duke of URL: Linux Buyer's Guide #3

Jul 31, 2000, 07:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Mullen)

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"Pat once again takes a look at the three Linux machines you want, and discusses the state of Linux hardware and latest advancements."

"I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Linux is progressing at a lightning-fast pace. Analysts are now telling me the Linux hype has died-even if that is true, at least hardware manufacturers are taking notice to the promise of Linux."

"Linux may be primitive, and may always be, but what is it up against? Would you rather have unstable, slightly-newer code that still is only as fast as Linux? The Windows operating systems is a perfect example. While it claims to be faster with gaming, it has been yet to prove so. When Linux makes improvements, you gain performance. Windows on the other hand, often does not. Take Windows 2000, or the new Windows ME for example-both suffer significant losses in frame rates when coupled with any card. Why would you want to upgrade? Stability, of course! Linux, on the other hand has no real stability concerns."

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