LinuxInsider: Home Users Leap to Linux
Nov 21, 2003, 11:30 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vicki Lee Parker)
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"When the operating system on Matthew P. Frye's home computer
crashed and died a year ago, he had two choices: spend hundreds of
dollars to rebuild his desktop using Microsoft programs, or try the
less expensive alternative of switching to the Linux computer
operating system. Frye chose Linux.
"It took the senior systems programmer at Rex Hospital three
months and $39 to download Linux desktop applications to replace
those he used in Windows.
"Frye's experience is typical of Linux users who are switching
from Microsoft, frustrated by viruses, poor software performance
and costly upgrades..."