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SystemLogic.net: Many Ask, Why Linux?

Sep 30, 2000, 12:08 (1 Talkback[s])
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"There are many reasons to select Linux over the more popular Microsoft alternative. Linux offers true multitasking and actual multi-user capabilities with the ability to switch from one user login to the next with just a keystroke. It has better virtual memory handling. It mounts several different types of partitions and multiple daemons like mail, ftp, www servers. It can run X server with your choice of desktop environment and still be "Linux". It's STABLE. Although certain desktop environments can make the Linux environment almost as unstable as Windows can be, the OS itself rarely crashes and you always have that handy KILL feature!"

"For me, it started two years ago when I was looking for an alternative to Windows 95. Most people were going for the newly released Windows 98, but I felt let down that Windows 98 was essentially the same buggy Windows 95 with a face-lift. Curious as to what my alternatives were, I had picked up a book that came bundled with Work Group Solution's Turbo Linux, and I did a fresh install on my hard drive. Things went quite smoothly on that installation and I had everything up and running properly in one evening. Not bad for a Linux newbie! I was instantly convinced that Linux could put a serious foothold in the industry"

"My PC did just what I needed it to do. I could type up documents, I could surf the net. As for games, I was still playing old DOS classics like Quake and Whiplash. I had a pimped out DOS boot disk for such occasions. My modem was a hardware modem so I could easily play Quake online or dial up a friend to play Warcraft. My CD ROM drivers and sound drivers were on the disk as well, so everything that I ever needed from Bill Gates fit on a 1.44 floppy. MSDOS and MSCDEX. Yeah, I was a pretty boring guy."

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