"The argument for ages was Linux was free and so was many of the
applications you run were actually developed for Linux.
Applications like Firefox, Open Office, MYSQL, GIMP.. Now all these
applications are now available for Windows, although they're still
easier to install on Linux. Just open your favorite package
manager, click the appropriate applications and on you go. In
November 2008 PC World made a list of the things they would like to
see in Windows. One of the things they mentioned was.. package
management! Yes, it's true. Most Windows converts miss their
installation packages. The truth is, it is far more easier to mark
all the packages you want, let the package manager figure out all
dependencies and install them all in one go. That it is not
perceived as a superior way of package management is because they
are not accustomed to it. Now, all that and a zero price tag. Which
OS would you choose? Not to mention that I don't have to deal with
General Failure, Major Error, Hauptobersturmbahnfuehrer Gates and
other spies on my private property."
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