[ALUG] Why Do You Use Linux?
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Tue Dec 21 19:17:00 GMT 2010
On 21/12/10 18:02, Steve Engledow wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 08:55:46PM +0000, Simon Royal wrote:
>> > So what make you lot a Linux? Why do you decide to walk on the other side of
>> > M?
For me I actually use both, Microsoft has a pretty much exclusive
playground on the desktop at my place of work and my home is almost
exclusively Linux. I can't see a sound justification for moving my place
of employment to OSS because simply the tools we need to work the way we
do don't exist of if they do exist aren't similar enough that I wouldn't
have to manage a migration of something beyond simple user education.
At home I use Linux because pretty much anything I want to do is an
apt-get away, the machines are for the most part stable and trouble free
and the system never feels like it is getting in the way of the task in
hand. If I do get problems at home it is either hardware related or
because I have done something very stupid.
When I first tried Linux it came on a cover disk in ooooh 1997 and it
was just something different to play with, I think by 1999 it was my
main desktop simply because it did everything I wanted it to do without
fuss. I think the true turning point came during a period of dual boot
where I realised that my W2k installation had been broken for 3 months
and I hadn't really missed it.
It's interesting that most people who have passed negative comment on my
desktop of choice tend to be sitting on a Windows machine with several
thousand pounds of pirated software to achieve the same thing I manage
with Free software, I often retort by asking them if they would feel the
same way if they had actually paid for everything.
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