Why use Linux?

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  1. JustCallMeCloud

    JustCallMeCloud New Member

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    Okay, currently I'm dualbooting Vista and Ubuntu using Wubi and so far I don't see what the point of Linux is. I'm trying really hard to like it, but I don't see a significant difference.

    SO what are the benefits of using Linux over Vista? My computer works perfectly fine with Vista with nearly no crashes and no viruses. And the speed is fairly good.
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    breakkdown Active Member

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    I'd say, hardly any viruses
    Free
    Fast
    Reliable
    Can be easily customized
    Open source
    ......

    There's a large list.

    Are you running Intrepid Ibex, or Hardy Heron?
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    yanks111890 Well-Known Member

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    I tend to agree with you. I barely use my Ubuntu, just for some random things and what not, like installing openiBoot ant using some WEP Key prgms

    Windows 7 FTW!
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Because you are tired of Windows and Steve Ballmer but can't afford to or know how to get Mac OS X.
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    the only bad thing is that it doesnt have the program support from industry developers
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    JustCallMeCloud New Member

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    @Free: I payed for Vista when I bought the computer, why not use it?
    @Fast: My computer runs fairly fast with Vista.
    @Reliable: Computer is reliable to me.
    @Customization: I can change my desktop

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    @Open Source: Don't plan to create my own distro so does it matter to me if its open source?

    Maybe if you got into specifics of what you stated, it would be clearer for me. Oh and I'm a Linux newb so I have no idea what that last part is about.
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    I don't want "program support from industry developers."

    That brings something called proprietary software, which I do not like.





    *Psst: you run Linux to free yourself from proprietary software. That's why GNU was started, and Linux for relatively similar reasons*
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    I use linux to just toy around with and see wat happens. Installed it on my old toshiba craptop and it works fine.
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    breakkdown Active Member

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    But wait!

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    I had hardy heron dual booting with windows, but i got a little bored with it... there you go

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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Because it is Trash.
    Fairly. But it'll actually be Fast with Linux.
    But your OS is not.
    Whoop de doo?
    Open source is not just the Operating System.

    Question: What do you currently use Windows for?

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