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Make 2013 the year you switch to Linux

Linux today has at least caught up with Windows for most purposes; in many areas, it’s actually overtaken it. And now, with the transition required by Windows 8, it can be a whole lot less painful getting used to a Linux distribution that’s at least based on conventions you’re used to.

Need more convincing? Here are five reasons why I think there’s never been a better time to switch to Linux.