Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Still using Windows? That is so yesterday!

Have you heard of the latest trend? Windows is so last season. The action is happening on Linux. It is a really great project. Linux is a free operating system that anyone can use and download. You have thousands of applications that you can install and they are all for free. Linux is not owned by a company but by a large community. Anyone can change, copy and pass on Linux. It is a computer revolution. There are lots of flavours of Linux and you can choose which one fits you the best. Some Linux distributions are created for beginners and others for professionals. It is up to you what you want to use and how you want to use it, Linux is very customizable. You can also use your Windows purchased applications under Wine, for example Windows games work pretty well through it. You can add themes and icons to make Linux look anyway you want. There is also some really cool eyecandy from Compiz Fusion. You can get a 3D desktop cube and other great features. The Linux project is gaining a lot of momentum and is growing fast. There are great people in the community that are willing to help you out if you have any questions. Also, there is plenty of literature for beginners. You have access to forums, websites, blogs, e-books etc. So why don't you join the free and open source computer revolution and be trendy? Below are some links to different distributions to get you started with Linux.

Ubuntu - Great Linux OS, very easy to use

Mint Linux - Based on Ubuntu, works right out of the box

Open Suse - Has strong financial backing behind it

Fedora - Another great flavour of Linux OS

Debian - Has a nice format for easy installation of applications

4 comments:

  1. Linux is a disorganised array of mediocre software knocked up by hobbyists in their spare time with ten solutions to some problems and zero solutions to others.

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  2. Linux is excellent.
    I've used it for four years.

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  3. Now that more people are switching to Linux larger companies are taking over some development. They are slowly realizing that Linux users are going to be a future market for them.

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  4. It's true- Linux is hardcore awesome. The situations where it might not be a perfect solution for the average consumer is becoming extremely rare and often people learn to go without certain Windows applications because they're fed up with the problems common in Windows, which no one should accept in the first place.

    I mean, how many years has it been and Windows users don't have a complete solution to their confusion, virus, and memory management problems? When something free outperforms something costly in every area, software compatibility between platforms is the only real issue. And with Wine, that issue's being minimized faster and faster, and the issues with Linux adoption are shrinking like mad.

    All we need is a bit of advertising. Hopefully Google's new OS gets us that advertising next year. Maybe with Google's help, it really will become time for Linux on the desktop.

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