Life without Windows or OS X

GNU/Linux is quite possibly the most important free software achievement since the original Space War, or, more recently, Emacs. It has developed into an operating system for business, education, and personal productivity. GNU/Linux is no longer only for UNIX wizards who sit for hours in front of a glowing console. Are you thinking about switching to Linux and want to learn how to use it? Have you been using GNU/Linux for some time and want to learn even more? This is the place for you.

Friday, November 18, 2005

The threat is in

Just about any time a major publication runs a story about Linux, Microsoft gets them to place a "Get the Facts" advertisements nearby and often right in the middle of the story. That seems pretty suspect to me. What is up? If Microsoft offers a superior product to Linux then why would they need a "Get the Facts" campaign? The thing is they know what we all know. They know executives will say to themselves, if Radio Shack uses it, then it must be good enough. I and others adopted Linux because it provides a stable and reliable platform that doesn't cause us many problems. It saves money and people can manage more machines and users with less people and resources. The kind of desperation you see when Microsoft obsesses about Linux indicates they “the threat is in”. Linux is very small in the sceam of things. I mean those guys have to be spending more money on advertising against Linux than Linux could possibly cost them.


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