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    The Shell.
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    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    I choose Linux over Windows because:
    1. no BSOD
    2. ~50M resuource usage during normal work as opposed to ~400M for windows.
    3. No viurs/spyware
    4. Security
    5. free software

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    1. it's much more stable
    2. it's far more secure
    3. i enjoy a challange
    4. i wanted to learn every little detail about my computer
    5. i got sick of something working for a while and then breaking for no apparent reason
    6. being in the ICT industry, i'd heard it's name come up quite a few times
    7. i had a laptop at work which needed it's keyboard replaced that had linux loaded onto it, once i had fixed it i gave it a run and liked what i saw
    8. i like things to just work, no fancy bells or whistles
    9. i believe in better

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    number one reason: my comp is only a month old with fairly nice parts (2.8ghz p4, 1gb ram, etc), and windows still manages to be slow as hell on it and freezes all the time. this is with me checking for spyware/viruses/etc first thing everytime i log into windows

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    Why Linux?

    Today, I heared a collegue complaing about some problem he has with his computer (Windows XP). Again, some problem, and recently, he'd reinstalled it, blah blah. I heared a lot about spyware, worms, hitmanpro, mcafee, viruswall, creating user accounts for his kids, etc...

    And I?
    I smiled and dreamed about me coming home and switching on my Linux computer and relaaaaaaaaax

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    For all the reasons in the other posts.

    But mostly for ideological reasons:

    I do not approve the way MS is doing computer science. Their plan to implement DRM in their future OS is a monstruosity.
    For those who don't know what I'm talking about, this post is a good begining:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-40121.html
    Therefore:
    At home: I do not use any MS product
    At work: I do all I can not to use MS product (I actually don't most of the time)

    And I do my best to sensibilize the public to this worldwide issue.

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    i made the switch cuz:
    1) i just like the idea of a OS that trust me enough to tell me what the hell its doing and will let me be a big boy and play with the guts of it
    2) was reading about how LongHorn is suppose to not only track what programs are running, but what they we're doing/contents of them in the event of a system crash and REPORT that to hq
    3)i felt like doing something new

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    1. Stability
    2. Speed
    3. Tons of software, which is easier to install
    4. Less maintenance
    5. Sexier
    Stumbling around the 'net:
    www.cloudyuseful.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeickal
    For all the reasons in the other posts.

    But mostly for ideological reasons:

    I do not approve the way MS is doing computer science. Their plan to implement DRM in their future OS is a monstruosity.
    For those who don't know what I'm talking about, this post is a good begining:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-40121.html
    Therefore:
    At home: I do not use any MS product
    At work: I do all I can not to use MS product (I actually don't most of the time)

    And I do my best to sensibilize the public to this worldwide issue.


    I'll admit that MS's anticompetative behaviour and generally nasty business practices are one of the main reasons that I use Linux, but I hadn't realised how bad it was. That article is truely disturbing, I've done my bit though and linked to that article on one of my favourite website's (www.vorb.org.nz - NZ mountain biking online, plenty of politically minded folk there). I urge everyone reading this thread to take a look at that article and see how evil big business can be.

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    2) it is virusfree,
    You seriously believe that there are no virii for Linux?
    My dad is a virusexpert working for the government and has a collection of 50 virii for the Linux system(against 1000+ for Windows ), granted it's not much, but your fooling yourself with the idea that Linux is secure.

    A linux system is only as secure as it's admin.

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