Things I can do in Linux that I can't do on Windows Vista / XP

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Dan Martin has posted good thoughts about things you can do in Linux desktop but not on Microsoft Windows Vista / XP operating system.

He comes with a list:

=> Update every single piece of software on my system with a single action.

=> Keep my system secure without software that consumes my system resources, requires my time, and frequently nags me.

=> 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.

=> Understand everything that is going on in my computer.

I do agree with author, remember open source is for life and for all smart people out there.

Things I can do in Linux that I can’t do on Windows

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

6 comment

  1. The second and third points are same. And what do you mean by the last point ‘Take my settings with me where ever I go.’? Carry your home directory everywhere?

  2. The biggest thing for me is moving the “x” over to the left of the title bar in “Kubuntu”.

  3. I totally agree with you in all the aspects, i especially love it for the third and fifth one. It’s simply amazing and confidence inspiring to know what is going on inside your computer & the fact that you that you can control it exactly the way you want to….

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