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by f3474drum / March 15, 2008 4:31 AM PDT

is linux better than winows xp pro?

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by arochester / March 15, 2008 5:16 AM PDT
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"Better" in what way?
by Sport Pilot / March 15, 2008 5:37 AM PDT
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Linux is only better if you like using your computer for everyday personal and business purposes. If you prefer just paying for anti virus programs and useless product support stay away from Linux it's not for you.

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"Better" in another way
by Sport Pilot / March 15, 2008 7:01 AM PDT
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It's different.
by 3rdalbum / March 18, 2008 4:36 PM PDT
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If you think Windows XP is fantastic except for the viruses and spying, then stick with Windows XP. Linux versus Windows is a difficult comparison because they are incredibly different operating systems. Most of your Windows-based knowledge will not translate to Linux. For me, that's a good thing. For you, it could be good or bad!

If you don't like XP, or you are itching to try something new, or really love the idea of software freedom, then Linux is the way to go.

In any case, most Linux distributions are free to use, and even have a "live CD" so you can get a little taste of them before you decide to install. Popular distributions for new users include Ubuntu, Linux Mint, PCLinuxOS, OpenSUSE, and Mandriva. With those distributions for ordinary home use, there are no wrong answers; try out as many or as few as you want.

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