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10 reasons Linux should be your netbook operating system

Aug 14, 2009, 03:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)


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"1: Netbook hardware is the perfect match for Linux
One of the biggest arguments people use for Windows over Linux is that “You can’t play games with Linux.” Well, guess what? You can’t play games on a netbook (outside of Web-based games). And there are tons of other software types you can’t (or won’t) use on a netbook. No Photoshop, no Quark, and none of those proprietary apps that people seem to need to do their day-to-day business. Nope. Netbooks serve a small purpose — to let you get online — and they do it well.

"2: Netbooks require a secure OS
If you are using Windows XP on an ultra portable piece of hardware, you are a mobile risk for viruses. And you won’t be installing Norton’s or McAfee on your Netbook — especially if you are using a flash-based storage netbook. With Linux, you won’t need those tools in the first place. Your Linux-based netbook can travel anywhere you want and you won’t have to worry about picking up viruses or spyware like you would with a Windows-based netbook."

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