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DesktopLinux: Top Four Reasons Windows Wins and Linux Loses

Jan 04, 2007, 17:30 (40 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Today, you can do everything you want with a Linux desktop, except play the latest games. Even there, Linux is catching up. So, why do only a handful of people run Linux instead of Windows? Here are my top-four reasons why Windows wins and Linux loses.

"Before I start, though, let me say--because people always assume I'm anti-Linux when I write pieces like this--that I use Linux desktops every day. I'm writing this on a SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10 system, I run MEPIS 6.01 and Xandros Professional Desktop 4.1 on my laptops, and on my other desktops that I use at least weekly, you'll find Freespire 1.0, Fedora Core 6, and openSUSE 10.2. In short, I use Linux. I love Linux. But, that doesn't mean I'm blind to business reality, Windows virtues, or Linux flaws..."

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