Why not Linux?




The market share of Windows(including all editions) is above 90% and the Mac has around 6% share in the market. Linux, that's free to use and edit, has only around 2% share.

Today, my windows trial period expired and now I'm left with no other choice but to use Ubuntu. I have been using Ubuntu for over an year now, but earlier I used it just for programming and deployment.

Today, when I cannot use windows, I explored lot of things in Ubuntu that are better that windows even.
  1. Everything here is free. You don't have to pay to use it.
  2. Secondly, it has lot of built in drivers and is compatible with a huge variety of devices. I just plugged in my Bluetooth adapter and it was detected and made ready to use without the need of any drivers to install. In Windows I could not use it because it was not compatible with Vista or 7. And even in XP it required a driver.
  3. Thirdly, its virus free. have you ever heard of a virus infecting a Linux based system?
Apart from this there are many other things that make Ubuntu a better OS - its stable, it has all the features of a typical desktop OS, it has a beautiful GUI and many options. For everything there is a free option available in the Ubuntu Software Center and Package manager.

What else do we need in an OS?

I just do not understand, why people run away from Linux. In developing countries like India, free and open source software can be a boon if it can be implemented in a proper manner.
There is a huge myth associated with Linux OS. Some people think that the user has to type commands to do everything. Well, let me tell you that its complete crap. Things have changed now and everything is available through the GUI.

There is simply no need to spend a bulky amount to buy software. We can use Linux and other open source softwares to fulfill our needs and can spend our money in other productive things.
Lets give those men some honor who work day and night just to provide us free software.

Go for Linux, encourage humanity!!!




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7 comments:

  1. So is it really you??
    who wasted hours an hours discussing which is better ....Windows or Linux
    to Indians it really does not matters ..
    Thanx to piracy
    Windows is equally free and so are their products.
    To an average Indian windows is default which the computer mechanic gives them preinstalled windows in assembled computer.
    But the real matter of concern are two different fields where vendors are involved and when a company buy OS in bulk.
    Both cases user is forced to buy windows and related software. If you buy windows you have to buy an antivirus as well.
    What I observed in banking departments of India is that they have a Linux server to handle the data but they give windows to employees.

    Some political parties are going in FOSS but actually that is not sufficient we need a big vendor which can really give not only hardware with Linux but gives support for the same and then we will believe "aal izz well".
    Not only Ubuntu is free it has free support for an average IQ man, on the net.
    There are various departments where Linux is invincible,
    FM stations, Bank and Insurance sectors, colleges.
    Almost everywhere where speed, accuracy, security is highly demanded.
    yet people are reluctant and some times becomes tech-jihadi for windows :) and take 3-4 years to admit the truth.

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  2. What an average home computer user wants is someone to take care of his/her system when something goes wrong. Very less ppl want to search the net for maintenance of their system, even if its easy. Unless a vendor (big or small) is ready to provide that service for linux, and ready to market linux as a mainstream option rather than an option for geeks, it is very difficult for people to adopt Linux as a general OS.

    The PC vendors themselves have to first get out of the prejudice that linux is 'geeky' or 'unrelieble' or 'not-ready'. When I visit the vendor's service centre with a laptop with linux on it, the person shud not assume that "linux dala hai to pakka crash ho gaya hoga"

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  3. but can you play windows games on linux

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  4. what is the system configuration needed for ubuntu

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  5. hey if the question is for playing games ... then u must b havin a gud rather i shud say a better configuration of your system ... then my suggestion is to make it dual boot ... it works !!!

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  6. Games in Linux, well "wine" and "crossover(games)" are really useful..for playing games in Linux. But do not think that you can play NFS, or high GPU hog games.
    The games are specifically designed for windows do not give a very good performance. you can run small and less resource eating games.
    Other than Games Linux can be used almost for any thing.
    For chat- Linux have Pidgin, empathy, Kopete ( A many times better than Gtalk, MSN)
    For office- Open office.org is a gem and can give tough competition to MS office
    For internet- Other than internet explorer and safari every thing else works.. chrome, opera, Mozilla.
    Songs/Video- there is VLC, Totem, clementine, Banshee, Amarok, mplayer so many other
    GUI- its awesome and highly configurable.



    Requirements-
    as low as
    200 MHz processor + 4 Mb ram can also load Linux
    But to have a good quality experience
    256 Mb Ram, 4 GB HDD, 600+ Mhz processor is quiet good ...
    Linux is a boon for old computers.

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  7. So is it really you??
    who wasted hours an hours discussing which is better ....Windows or Linux
    to Indians it really does not matters ..
    Thanx to piracy
    Windows is equally free and so are their products.
    To an average Indian windows is default which the computer mechanic gives them preinstalled windows in assembled computer.
    But the real matter of concern are two different fields where vendors are involved and when a company buy OS in bulk.
    Both cases user is forced to buy windows and related software. If you buy windows you have to buy an antivirus as well.
    What I observed in banking departments of India is that they have a Linux server to handle the data but they give windows to employees.

    Some political parties are going in FOSS but actually that is not sufficient we need a big vendor which can really give not only hardware with Linux but gives support for the same and then we will believe "aal izz well".
    Not only Ubuntu is free it has free support for an average IQ man, on the net.
    There are various departments where Linux is invincible,
    FM stations, Bank and Insurance sectors, colleges.
    Almost everywhere where speed, accuracy, security is highly demanded.
    yet people are reluctant and some times becomes tech-jihadi for windows :) and take 3-4 years to admit the truth.

    ReplyDelete

 

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