The Washington Post/Yahoo!: Linux, Still an Awkward Alternative
Jul 05, 2004, 20:30 (10 Talkback[s])
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"The choice of software to run our computers can get awfully
depressing. On one hand, there's Windows XP--expensive and woefully
insecure, but it works on almost every machine out there. On the
other, there's Mac OS X--far more secure, but also expensive and
restricted to Apple's own computers.
"Where's our independence from this pair? For a growing minority
of users, it comes in the open-source operating system called
Linux. It's either cheap or free (depending if you buy a packaged
distribution or download a version online), it's secure and it can
run on any Windows-ready machine..."