20 reasons you should switch to Linux
Dec 06, 2010, 16:02 (6 Talkback[s])
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"There are hundreds of compelling reasons why Linux is better
than all the rival operating systems. Here are just 20.
"1. Linux is free
"No matter how many computers you install it on, the cost of
Linux remains the same: zero.
"In these days of multi-computer households, this can be a
massive saving, especially when you consider the cost of all the
programs you have to add to a standard Windows installation.
"2. Software repositories
"Having all the software you need in one place saves you having
to trawl the web to find the program you're missing. It also means
the software has been independently checked and digitally signed by
the distro's developers, making it almost impossible to pick up a