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Here's a crazy security idea - ditch Windows for Ubuntu 10.10 Linux

Oct 15, 2010, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"After some days with the latest Ubuntu Linux desktop release, I was planning to devote a few graphs to extolling its many virtues.

"This is not a hard exercise because Ubuntu 10.10 is exemplary, about as good as it gets at doing the main things desktop operating systems were originally invented to do.

"It's refined, uncluttered, comes with plenty of apps for most people and, most of all, it's stable and fast. It runs happily in 1GB of RAM, something no version of Windows has done since the obsolete XP. There's even a netbook edition with larger icons.

"The software model has legs too, giving away the OS itself and making money from add-on apps and services, which is arguably the future of software in the part of the world that is not Microsoft. Digital rights management, what digital rights management?"

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