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Thread: Why do you use linux?

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    give 3 reasons, except the open source and freedom

    I use linux because;
    its default tools are awesome
    easy setup, no fucking drivers!
    full control over my system
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    I use it because its stable it does what I want.

    I also use it because its a playground for me I have servers running the same software as my home pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masteri View Post
    I use it because its stable it does what I want..
    I agree with you

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    I use it because it's dumb for a real admin to spend thousands of dollars on tools that run on windows, when the Linux based tools do the same thing, have more options, and cost nothing...

    Oh, when I say thousands of dollars, I actually mean some half a million dollars a year on support licenses annually for these products, since their Windows Admins don't bother asking the Unix admins for help to implement a *free* solution with a maybe small support license cost that does the *exact* same functions or even better..

    </rant on corporate america>
    I miss the days of random nut '03
    Click for more activation options, then activate by telephone. Run the keygen.
    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

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    Easy setup
    No searching the web for apps
    I have control over my system

    That said - the open source and freedom are really the most important aspects for me. They weren't when I first switched, but over the years this has become most important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightshow View Post
    I use it because it's dumb for a real admin to spend thousands of dollars on tools that run on windows, when the Linux based tools do the same thing, have more options, and cost nothing...
    I makes me chuckle when some introduces himself as windows admin. Why should an serious admin would want to use something that he can't compile from source...
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    because my hard-drive failed?
    no viruses.
    runs damn fast too.

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    I use Linux , basically because I was sick and tired of having not enough ram on my mini laptop. And when I installed Peppermint OS One on the fucker. Then the shit just worked, and everything from updating, to installing the Danish language pack to anything has been so piss easy that I would not bother with any kind of windows on a machine. That works perfectly. I do not know if that was three reasons. But it was more than enough reason, and well it works

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    I use Ubuntu on my netbook. Both due to the need for speed and HDD space restrictions.
    It works nearly flawlessly, and the few problems I've come across I solved by googling them.
    Its power management features are inferior to those provided by windows 7 though, no matter how much I've tweaked the installation.

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    I can contribute to this discussion. I have a Linux HD and Windows HD. I use Windows for most stuff, Linux for experimenting because as you said, there aren't all that many advantages. However, I just got a nasty case of the Aurora spyware that I couldn't kill, so I went to reformat the HD after backing things up. Apparently my hard-drive is partially fried and neither windows nor Linux will install on it... So I'm using Linux now exclusively until I get a new HD to put Windows on.

    I'd honestly dump Windows entirely if it weren't for lack of game support/lack of good ATI drivers on Linux.
    Last edited by Cabalo; 03-29-2011 at 01:05 PM.

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