GNU/Linux Vs Windows: Myths and Realities

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| Linux Games
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| One of the major concerns that home users have is about games on GNU/Linux
| which they could play on windows.
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| GNU/Linux distributions like SuperGamer and the linuX-gamers Live DVD have
| solved this issue by providing some of the latest 3D, Arcade and other type
| games. Other major Linux distributions e.g. Sabayon Linux offer a huge
| collection of games for home users.
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http://www.raiden.net/?cat=2&aid=313


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Top 5 Linux Myths

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| The sheer ignorance regarding casual Linux users astounds me to no end. While
| I'm not interested in pointing fingers, there is a lot of misinformation
| about the Linux community, and we will help to dispel some of these myths,
| once and for all. ¬*
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| 1. Linux Users Are Cheap. Ah, this is one of my favorites. It seems that
| Linux users have long since been seen as cheap, despite the fact that so many ¬*
| of them in the States earn up to six figures. First, define cheap? Are we
| cheap because we choose not to buy brand new everything with every release of
| our selected OS? ¬*
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http://www.osweekly.com/index.php?op...618&Itemid=449


Are there inconvenient truths about Linux?

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| A recent blog post entitled Confessions of a Linux Fan has provoked some
| discussion in the Linux community. In it, the author lists 10 things (10
| seems to be the preferred number of these kinds of posts) that new Linux
| users should be aware of. Though the author claims to be a Linux enthusiast,
| the 10 observations are actually just re-wordings of many of the classic
| arguments against using Linux. ¬* ¬* ¬*
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http://www.linux.org/news/opinion/inconvenient.html


Linux Myth Busting

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| Myth nr1. LINUX IS HARD TO INSTALL
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| Myth nr2, LINUX HAS NO GOOD APPLICATIONS
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| Myth nr3, I CAN'T PLAY GAMES UNDER LINUX
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| Myth nr4, HARDWARE SUPPORT IS AWFULL UNDER LINUX
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| Myth nr5, SECURITY UNDER LINUX IS STUPID I NEED TO BE ADMINISTRATOR
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| Myth nr6, UPDATING LINUX IS HARD TO DO
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| Myth nr7, WHY MUST I COMPILE A KERNEL FOR NEW HARDWARE????!!!!
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http://www.cyberwalker.com/forums/sh....php?tid/2514/


Top 5 Linux and Windows myths

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| ...Studies have shown that Linux is in fact MORE user friendly than
| windows, just people aren't used to it!
|
| ...Linux is getting more user friendly and supportive of hardware all the
| time, no-one can deny that. And although Microsoft have the influence
| to push them through a few mistakes, if a long chain continues it could
| well
| cause permenant damage - it would just take far longer because of their
| influence.
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| ...And due to the ever increasing number of computers in poorerc
| ountries, Linux is gaining momentum.
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http://tt-blogs.com/comment.php?id=52


Linux Truths, Half-Truths, and Myths

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| When people find out I run Linux on my computer instead of Windows
| or even Mac OS X they sometimes have funny ideas about what it must
| be like. Some of it is historical; Linux used to be quite difficult
| to administer in its younger days. Some of it is misinformation,
| or no information at all. I hope to dispell some of the
| misconceptions.
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http://blogcritics.org/archives/2007/03/05/161203.php


Web Content 2007: 7 Open Source Myths: Busted!

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| Open source licenses allow for free redistribution of the software
| including the source code and depending on the specific license,
| can allow the user to derive works from that software. Companies
| may choose to open source their software to slash distribution costs,
| and instead profit from support licenses and/or selling a
| ‚Äúprofessional‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúenterprise‚ÄĚ version of the software.
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http://www.cmswire.com/cms/open-sour...34891915636916