[Sarcasm] Top 10 Reasons not to Use Ubuntu

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| I played around with Ubuntu this weekend and I have been really impressed by
| everything, but I know many people still want to use a Windows desktop. So I
| thought I would give you ten reasons why you shouldn’t use Ubuntu so when
| your Ubuntu-loving friends tell you about it you can be armed with some
| reasons why you would rather use Windows.
|
| 1. You Don’t Try Before You Buy...
|
| 2. Installation of Software is Too Easy...
|
| 3. Too Few Viruses/Too much security...
|
| [...]
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http://socializedsoftware.com/2007/1...to-use-ubuntu/

Top 10 Responses to Why Should I Use Linux? - A Linux Evangelists’ Reference

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| If you’re a Linux enthusiast like me, you’ve probably tried to convert a few
| people over to Linux from another operating system. Even though you succeed
| many times, there are always a few ‘geniuses’ out there who need some real
| persuading to switch over to Linux.
|
| So here are some quick and simple things about Linux you can point out to
| your potential convert.
|
| 1. Linux helps you get rid of viruses, worms, and other computer infections.
|
| [...]
|
| 2. Linux is fast and will stay fast
|
| [...]
|
| 3. Linux is easier to use than Windows.
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http://www.internetling.com/2008/03/...sts-reference/
http://tinyurl.com/2ryffj


Related:

A Linux Valentine

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| Way number 1: You breathe new life into old hardware.
|
| [...]
|
| Way number 2: You run so very fast.
|
| [...]
|
| Way number 3: You're just easy to get along with.
|
| [...]
|
| Way number 4: I feel safer with you.
|
| [...]
|
| Way number 5: You're the best. You support all my hardware.
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http://linuxhow2.com/Feature_Article...Valentine.html


10 Reasons why Linux is better

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| Linux is not under a single banner. There are hundreds of Linux distributions
| available, either commercial or free. Hence, it ensures that there is no
| monopoly and that the support as well as the package is as good as it gets. *
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http://thelinuxblog.freehostia.com/b...nux-is-better/


10 Reasons Why You Need to Download Ubuntu Right Now

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| NTFS Read/Write Straight Away
|
| Package Manager
|
| GNOME + Compiz = One Beautiful GUI
|
| Wine and Thousands of Other Great Open Source Apps
|
| Huge Amount of Customization:
|
| No Malware
|
| Ease of Use
|
| Hardware Support Has Never Been Better
|
| It’s Free
|
| Community Support + Tight Release Schedule
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http://www.softwarebattle.com/2007/1...ntu-right-now/


6 Reasons Why Linux Beats Windows & Mac OSX Hands Down

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| 1. Linux is completely open.
|
| 2. The software that runs on it is also open.
|
| 3. Linux runs great on just about any platform.
|
| 4. You can buy a Linux desktop from Dell (or Walmart!).
|
| 5. Linux has become nearly idiot-proof for basic computing tasks.
|
| 6. The desktop computer is dying anyway.
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http://www.dailytechnobabble.com/200...sx-hands-down/
http://tinyurl.com/328lsb


Five Reasons for Making the Switch to Linux

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| Reason 1: Productivity
|
| Reason 2: Security
|
| Reason 3: Linux Maturity
|
| Reason 4: Availability
|
| Reason 5: Cost
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http://www.enterpriseitplanet.com/ne...le.php/3707251


13 reasons why Linux should be on your desktop

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| # Cost
|
| # Resources
|
| # Performance
|
| # No bloatware
|
| # Security
|
| # Dual booting
|
| # Installation
|
| # Reinstalling the OS
|
| # Keeping track of software
|
| # Updating software
|
| # More security
|
| # No need to defrag disks
|
| # A wealth of built-in utilities
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http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT5836989728.html


25 Reasons to Convert to Linux

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| Businesses, educational institutions, governmental agencies and other
| organizations around the world are converting1 their computer operating
| systems from Microsoft Windows to Linux at an increasing pace. They are
| likewise converting their application programs from commercial software to
| free software (also referred to as open source software). There are at least
| 25 reasons for this situation, including... * *
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http://ubuntu704.blogspot.com/2007/1...-to-linux.html


25 reasons to switch to Linux

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| With Linux and other free software there is little reason to fear the
| existence of backdoors, in large part because all of the source code is
| available for inspection. *
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http://bored.dreamflicks.com/2007/08...itch-to-linux/


Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Ubuntu Linux

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| I can't believe it's been almost a year already since I switched to Linux,
| Ubuntu specifically. I have to say, it's been one of the best times in my
| digital life. GNU/Linux is one of the best operating systems there is, and
| here's why. *
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http://mydigitalramblings.blogspot.c...-to-linux.html


11 reasons to use Linux instead of Windows

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| Run thousands of great pieces of software that only run on Linux.
| Just like Windows, Linux has software that doesn't run on Windows.
| Great pieces of software like Amarok, Bluefish, Neverball, Gnumeric,
| K3B, Beryl, gdesklets, and MythTV. *I know this is a chicken-and-egg
| point, where Windows has the exact same situation. Too often I hear
| "I can't switch to Linux because it doesn?t run [insert Windows
| software]". *My reason for pointing it out is just to make it clear
| that this is a two-way street.
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http://www.andersmoen.com/2007/05/21...ad-of-windows/


Things I can do in Linux that I can't do on Windows.

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| # Update every single piece of software on my system with a single
| * action...
|
| # Update nearly everything on my computer without a reboot...
|
| # Keep my system secure without software that consumes my system resources,
| * requires my time, and frequently nags me...
|
| # Run an entire operating system for free without pirating software,
| * and without breaking the law...
|
| # *Take my settings with me where ever I go...
|
| # Run Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, and 7.0 on the same desktop...
|
| # Understand everything that is going on in my computer...
|
| # Customize every aspect of my desktop...
|
| # Benefit from competition between projects for each system on my
| * computer...
|
| # Run thousands of great pieces of software that only run on Linux...
|
| # Learn about, support, and appreciate the value of free software...
|
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http://dmartin.org/weblog/things-i-c...-do-on-windows