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Seven Ways that GNU/Linux Tops Vista

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| 1) Choose a Desktop
| Vista has one desktop. This fact is so ingrained in Windows users that the
| very concept of an alternative desktop is often hard for them to imagine. Yet
| GNU/Linux offers at least a dozen. Besides the popular GNOME, KDE, and Xfce
| desktops available in most distributions, you can also install ones like
| LXDE, ROX, or keyboard driven ones like dwm or ratpoison.
| [...]
| 2) Customize your desktop to the last detail
| A typical GNU/Linux distribution not only installs with a dozen themes
| compared to Vista's default two, but allows customizations that Vista lacks
| completely. For example, unlike Vista's taskbar, the panel on most GNU/Linux
| desktop can be resized vertically or horizontally, or given a background
| image. In addition, you can position elements on the panel in any order that
| you like, or add additional panels if you choose. Going further afield, in
| both GNOME and KDE, you can download install replacement panels.


What Is So Good About Linux?

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| Platforms. Linux is not just for Intel-based platforms: It has been ported to
| and runs on the Power PC—including Apple computers (ppclinux), Compaq’s (née
| Digital Equipment Corporation) Alpha-based machines, MIPS-based machines,
| Motorola’s 68K based machines, various 64-bit systems, and IBM’s S/390. Nor
| is Linux just for single processor machines: As of version 2.0, it runs on
| multiple-processor machines (SMPs). It also includes an O(1) scheduler, which
| dramatically increases scalability on SMP systems.



They say I need Windows Vista or better, so I got Linux.

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| This is a blog of me talking about my switch to Linux from Windows XP.


Ubuntu vs Vista Vulnerability Counts in 2007 : Destroying the FUD

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| For the record, the highly and extremely critical vulnerabilities are 10 for
| Vista, 13 for IE7 on Vista, 3 for Windows mail and 2 for Windows media
| player.

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