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The Washington Post/Yahoo!: Linux, Still an Awkward Alternative

Jul 05, 2004, 20:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Pegoraro)

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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..."

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