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

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

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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

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6 comments… add one
  • matthias Apr 22, 2007 @ 17:56

    I totally agree with you – nice! 🙂

  • Binny V A Apr 23, 2007 @ 3:04

    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?

  • Edward D. Perry Apr 23, 2007 @ 5:19

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

  • Ashwin Apr 27, 2007 @ 7:35

    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….

  • Alex Jun 19, 2007 @ 15:26

    I agree

  • predrag Feb 10, 2008 @ 22:49

    I agree too. But seems like there is more than just five reasons… I’d say something like zillion?! Hmm?

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