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    Reason number one: Linux is too complicated

    Even with the KDE and GNOME graphical windowing interfaces, it's possible -- not likely, but possible -- that you'll need to use a command line now and again, or edit a configuration file.

    Compare that with Windows where, it's possible -- not likely, but possible -- that you'll need to use a command line now and again, or edit the Windows registry, where, as they like to tell you, one wrong move could destroy your system forever.

    Reason number two: Linux is a pain to set up

    It's true. After all, with modern Linuxes like Xandros Desktop or SimplyMEPIS, you need to put in a CD or DVD, press the enter button, give your computer a name, and enter a password for the administrator account.

    Gosh, that's hard.

    On the other hand, with Windows, all you have to do is put in a CD or DVD, do all the above, and then immediately download all the available patches. After all, Symantec has found that an unpatched Windows PC connected to the Internet will last only a few hours before being compromised.

    Unpatched Linux systems? Oh, they last months, but what's the fun of that?

    Reason number three: Linux doesn't have enough applications

    Really now. I mean, most Linux systems only come with secure Web browsers, like Firefox; e-mail clients, like Evolution; IM clients, like GAIM; office suites, like OpenOffice.org 2.0; Web page editors, like Nvu; and on, and on, and...

    Microsoft, on the other hand, gives you Internet Explorer and Outlook Express, the most popular Web browser and e-mail client around -- even though they do have a few little, teeny-weeny problems. Of course, Windows also has an IM-client, Windows Messenger, which, come to think of it, has also had some problems.

    And, Microsoft also has Microsoft Office, which -- oh wait, you don't get that with the operating system, do you? You also don't get a Web page editor either, do you?

    Well, still, with Windows you get so many more choices of software, don't you? Like Lotus 1-2... oh really? I didn't know that. Or, WordPerfect... oh, pretty much dead too.

    Still, so long as you want to run Microsoft programs at Microsoft prices, Windows is the operating system for you!

    Reason number 4: Linux isn't secure

    If Microsoft says so, it has to be true! So what, if you can scarcely go a week without reading about yet another major Windows security problem in our sister publication, eWEEK.com's security section! Who would you rather believe -- Microsoft, or your own eyes?

    Reason number 5: Linux is more expensive

    Are you calling Microsoft a liar? Those nasty Linux companies, like Red Hat or Novell/SUSE charge you a fee for support. Others, like Linspire sell you the product. How dare they, when you can download free, fully-functional versions of almost all the Linux distributions.

    Your computer, on the other hand, almost certainly came with Windows pre-installed! For free!

    Oh wait, it's not free? Windows' actually makes up a large percentage of your PC's price?

    Hmmm. Well, still, it's already on there, and it has everything you need.

    Right? Of course, right!

    Except, of course, you might still want to buy an anti-viral program (Norton Anti-Virus: $40), anti-spyware software (McAfee Anti-Spyware: $25); and a full-featured firewall (Zone Alarm Pro: $35). But, hey, who needs those when you have a secure operating system like Windows!

    And so...

    When you really think about it, you can see why there are lots of reasons not to use Linux.

    There just aren't any good ones.


    --Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

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    #62
    Reason number one: Linux is too complicated
    it depends on who u ask

    Reason number two: Linux is a pain to set up
    setup? you can run linux without even intalling it. what about xp madali ba?

    Reason number three: Linux doesn't have enough applications
    hehehe. you can run windows app in linux. you can even run windows xp inside linux

    Reason number 4: Linux isn't secure
    Viruses attack Microsoft products because they are the most popular and any weaknesses are well documented.

    Reason number 5: Linux is more expensive
    title ng thread pls






    Saan ba pwedeng makakuha ng CD nun?
    i'm sorry pero walang libre na linux cd installation at hindi praktikal mag order nun kahit mura. imagine 1 to 2 weeks dating ng order pero kung downld ka sa net 3-5 hrs lang sa dsl at 2-4 das kpag 56k

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    A Year of Victory for Linux


    Opinion: No longer merely on its way up, the platform now boasts converts from governments to small and large businesses—and it's only getting bigger.


    Looking back at Linux in 2004, I see one thing as clearly as I see my hand in front of my face: Linux is the mainstream.

    Which companies stand behind Linux today? I mean really stand behind it, and not just give it lip service? It's companies such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Novell and Oracle. We're talking the who's who of American technology vendors.

    Who's using Linux? Everybody. Small companies, Fortune 50 enterprises, nonprofits, governments. Everybody.

    Why? Because, when you cut through all of the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt), all of the bought and paid-for ROI (return on investment) and TCO (total cost of ownership) studies, all of the intellectual property fears, the bottom line is that Linux simply works.

    It does more than just work, though. All of the members of the Unix family—AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, etc.—can make that claim. Linux simply delivers more IT goodness on more platforms than all of the other Unix platforms combined.

    And as for Microsoft and Windows, please. Linux delivers more reliable, faster Web and intranet services for less money.

    Don't believe me or those Microsoft "Truth" campaign ads? Then look for yourself.

    That's one of Linux's beauties. Anyone can get a copy, test it out, kick its tires and make up their own mind.

    Heck, with today's CD-based Linux distributions such as Knoppix and Gnoppix, you don't even have to install Linux on a PC. You just boot it up from a CD-ROM and give it a test drive. What could be easier?

    In the past year, hundreds of thousands of users and thousands of companies have done just that, and they're now shifting over their infrastructure and edge servers to Linux.

    by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759...09KTX1K0100440

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    #64
    sa palagay ko di sila magbabahay bahay...barya lang makukuha ng MS dyan eh...palagay na natin isang pc per household vs. companies or shops...uunahin ko na yung huli...

    ang dami sigurong shops na naglipatan na sa linux...sabi nila mabagal daw yung ibang game applications sa linux...totoo ba?

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    #65
    one question... sa mga nasa internet cafes who is running linuz in their system... gagana ba yahoo messenger duon? kasi malakas ang chat sa mga cafes... paano sila magchachat sa yahoo rooms kung hindi gagana ito?

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    #66
    as for me i'll give xandros 3.0 a try, pero down MYDSL ngaun, fallback sa dialup waaaaahhhh ang bagaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal

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    #67
    Quote Originally Posted by jedi
    one question... sa mga nasa internet cafes who is running linuz in their system... gagana ba yahoo messenger duon? kasi malakas ang chat sa mga cafes... paano sila magchachat sa yahoo rooms kung hindi gagana ito?
    there's a linux version of YM that can be downloaded from the yahoo site. this is what i'm using in the office now.

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    #68
    Looks like this thread is just a marketing blitz for Linux.

    No doubt that Linux is a powerful operating system. What I don't like with
    people who advertise or campaign for Linux is that they sell Linux by
    bashing Windows and they talk about Linux like it's an indestructible OS
    with no weaknesses or whatsoever.

    Most average users are ignorant about the weaknesses of Linux because
    Linux advocates rarely talk about it. But there ARE weaknesses in Linux.

    The best way to survive from all this marketing hype is to simply try it
    yourself. And besides, Microsoft will have little to lose on people who
    decide to switch to Linux in the Philippines because most of them did not
    pay for their Windows anyway.

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    #69
    tama! just look for you self kung ok o hindi ang linux. BTW ilang months nalang pwede nyo nang i-install ang apple macos x sa pc nyo.

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    #70
    can xandros coexist with XP on 1 PC? like in a multi OS system?

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