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Ubuntu Aftermath: Puncturing The Linux 'Urban Legend'

Jul 14, 2007, 04:00 (25 Talkback[s])


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"Most of us, even confirmed Windows users, have accepted on some level the idea that Linux really is a better operating system, on a technical level. Not me; not anymore. After my long slog preparing Ubuntu Linux's Achilles' Heel: It's Tough To Install On Laptops, I'm now filing that one in the 'urban legend' folder.

"The rest of that 'Linux is really better' myth goes something like this: If only the key business app I needed was open-sourced, and if only I had a little time to learn some of that command-line mumbo jumbo, I'd take the plunge and move to Linux. And, boy, it'd be great, because it's free, no more Microsoft tax, yada, yada, yada..."

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