Do distrohoppers have too many choices?
Mar 31, 2014, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)
I'm of the mind that more choices are better than fewer choices. One of the best things about Linux is the sheer range of choices that are out there. There literally is a distribution for everybody, no matter how eclectic your taste in Linux might be. All it takes is a little elbow grease and a visit to DistroWatch, and you can find a Linux distribution that suits your needs. Now compare that to Windows or OS X. With those two operating systems you basically get what you get, and there???s not nearly as much ability to change them to reflect your own preferences. Let???s face it, Microsoft and Apple are in it for the cash not to offer freedom to their users. I like capitalism, so more power to both companies. But I also like the freedom to choose and to customize, and Linux gives me both in a way no other operating system can.