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OSNews: Success with Linux on the Home Desktop

Apr 15, 2003, 02:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"I have been hearing and reading for a long time that Linux is great, that Linux is cool, and that Linux is free (as in live free or die). I do not have the option to choose OS at work--I primarily do database work for large corporations using expensive commercial databases. I have been thinking of trying Linux at home for some time, and got the final impetus when:

  • "I realized that I have really come to like the open source applications that I have been using for a couple of years now--Mozilla: I love all the functionality that was provided by Netscape 4 (no popping weasels, and no dancing monkeys or zipping cars) with added stability; Gimp: No more need for expensive photoshop; and OpenOffice: My wife uses it for her school work.
  • "Larry Elison proclaimed that Linux [will] decimate MS (and my admiration for Larry Ellison is second only to Bill Gates). So, all the hype about Linux must be true after all...!"

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