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The Reality of Using Linux Every Day

Mar 05, 2009, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Blair Mathis)

"I hear this all the time. Linux will never catch on because it's not like Windows. By following this logic, Mac should have gone asunder many, many years ago. It has not.

"With that said, this article is going to overlook the differences between Windows/Mac versus Linux in any way that is not relevant. I'm sorry, Linux is neither of those operating systems, and it doesn't try to be them. Simply being different does not make it inferior, so arguments based solely on "I can't do press ctrl+alt+delete in Linux, so it's garbage" won't fly.

"...I honestly believed that after awhile, I would want Windows back, as had always happened. That wasn't the case this time, however. Everything has worked perfectly on my system. Everything has worked perfectly on my ten-year-old brother's system, which is a 1999 Thinkpad. I don't miss anything, because I'm not having to live without anything--except random crashes and a slow system and mandatory updates and trojans and adware and spyware and junkware."

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