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Some Things Linux Can Do, That Windows Won�t.

Dec 02, 2009, 17:02 (2 Talkback[s])


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"2) Keep my OS secure without excessive applications.
In Windows, I find I need to run and anti-virus, a firewall, an adware / spyware blocker, and use these tools every day. Personally, I find they consume a lot of resources on my Windows system (slowing it down), that I don't have to do on my Linux system. Sure a firewall is always good to install regardless if the system is Linux or Windows - That's a fair statement! But, my routers have built in firewalls. And, in reality, the Firewall on my Windows system is to stop suspicious software from calling out!

"3) Install all my applications for free.
Much the same as installing a Linux OS for free (above), I remember being astonished at the wealth and availability of free software for Linux. In particular was the fact that I did not have to manually download, then install files, rather it was via the use of one simple command (aptitude install ), that handled everything. I don't need to go to a store to buy software, I don't need to use my credit card to buy it online either. If you're not aware of how much free software is out there, a small view is here: Top 100 of the Best (Useful) OpenSource Applications."

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