Why LINUX??

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  1. veeloc

    veeloc New Member

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    So I know that a lot of people like linux, for a reason or another, it's security, stability, it's VERY cheap price or something else.

    So what exactly is your reason for using Linux (if you do)

    and do you prefer it over OSX? do you think it's better?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Because its not Windows.
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    veeloc New Member

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    yeah. so answer the rest of the question, is it better than OSX.
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    veeloc New Member

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    i was asking for YOUR PERSONAL OPINIONS.

    just sayin.
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    I use Linux for two reason: first, because software is free on it. Not only open source, but I don't have to pay for (most) software like I do for Windows; second, because it's much more secure.

    As for your question about being better than OS X, that's tough. OS X is nice because it's made to work with the hardware it runs on - it can sometimes be a pain to get hardware working under Linux, but usually always it is possible. On the other hand, OS X is wrapped up tight - it's not nearly as customizable as Linux is (especially GNOME and KDE). I'd probably go with Linux, just because it's what I run and it's what I'm used to.
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    It depends on what you need it for really.
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    I use it because there are very few viruses. And it is extremely customizable. As for comparing it to OS X, that is a different story completely...
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    I'd rather take osx over linux. Simply because I'm biased to bsd. Find your own reasons to use it.
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    Windows for Games, MSN, and other Windows-Only Fun.

    Linux and OS X for sh*ts and giggles.

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