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Old 01-21-2009, 06:43 AM
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Well.. just decided to ask everyone about their opinion about Linux. Have you tried it, did you like it, etc.

I, personally, recently switched to Linux Mandrake 9.0 completely after checking it out and being amazed at the hardware support it gave me, it's clean look and feel and that I didn't have to be concerned about viruses or Windows sending information to Microsoft. No more Product Activation and all that Microsoft bulls**t for me.

Anybody else feel the same way?

Also, if you are interested take a look at this:
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:58 PM
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For webservers I prefer Linux. Linux makes great backup servers as well. I'm not sure sure that Linux can compete with Windows in the office server realm, though (where the server is used to manage profiles and permissions for users of an entire network/company, etc).

On the desktop, I think Linux is perfectly fine for computers that are intended for use mainly as Internet terminals but not really as a workstation. Windows still seems to be far ahead in terms of usability, software availability, etc.

I suppose they both have their pros and it just depends on what you will be using them for.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:10 AM
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I used to use SuSe on my PC, but then returned to Windows. Now I'm working on Mac and don't even think to go back to Windows. When it comes to enterprise solutions (web hosting, IT data management and etc.) I would say I'm OK with CentOS (I used Fedora Core... before). Windows increases the costs of producing web services and to maintain any kind of IT frameworks. The only thing that is probably cheaper for small businesseses is their new Hyper-V hypervisor that we can use as a Windows based virtualization technology. But if you want a full power you still have to purchase Windows Server 2008 (check this comparison - http://www.vpshostingdir.com/2009/02...gainst-vmware/).

So I vote for Linux
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@HostColor nice post, I agree. Thanks for your information links.



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Old 05-01-2009, 11:04 AM
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I tried and used linux Suse before and true it is very neat, it might not be a user friend but it is fun to learn how to use it, beside it is not easily get virus. Well, Microsoft is widely used because of it is user friendly.
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There is no question about what would win, imho Linux is far far better. Less security vulnerabilities, less virus contamination, A lot more usable.

And Windows just sucks.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:05 AM
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I find the problem is a lot of the programme I want to use our built by small development company that don't create version for anything but windows because it the most main stream. I like the concept of Linxus and I used to be all fight the man! Now I just got use to my window haze.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:38 AM
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Yes, I completely agree with you. Linux is reliable, fast, supports all latest hardware, very less vulnerable to viruses & above all it doesn’t crash which Windows is completely deficient of. So Linux wins.
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The way i see it... Pc's are like air conditioners when you open windows they both stop working...
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The only real difference is normal people use linux and only terrorist use linux.
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