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why would someone use linux over windows?
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its free, and after getting used to, somepeople say its alot easier and fun to use
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For me, I like all the different things I can do with it. Performance is a lot better due to custom-compiled kernels, and there are tons of things available for Linux that I ca't get on Windows. (Games, music tools, etc). It's something to play around with in your spare time, and it costs nothing but a little hard drive space. Huge plus, in my opinion.
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you have ot make things work for windoes *drives and tinkering* linux will adjust to stuff you add to it, only reason i use windows is because of windows based games *Battle feild* and other what not. but linux says right on the disk this is allowed ot be modifed and reditrubed at you see fit wich is nice for free =)
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It free and fun to play with. It gives you lots of options on things and its way more customizable then windows (and easier too). Does everything that I want out of an operating system. Good learning experience if you want to learn about operating systems and how a good one should work.
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Other than some games difficulties Linux is fantastic. Free and secure
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post #7 of 24
there is no reason really other than its 100 times better and more stable
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post #8 of 24
I've used a few distros of linux(old and new) and windows(old and new) and I prefer windows for myself because I'm just so used to using it and Gaming. But linux is a great operating system. Especially great if you want to learn how OS's work etc.

I think, with windows xp however, there's no need to speak of one being more stable over the next seeing as how my win xp has only ever crashed due to my overclock being unstable.

The big advantage is, linux is more customizable than windows and linux is free to use along with most of it's software.
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post #9 of 24
Windows is good only because everyone uses it and so it's easy to help or be helped, and it supports all kinds of games, whilst linux still has some integration problems for 3D apps, right ?
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But will Linux be compatible with my everyday devices????? For example, will it be able to detect, install, and run my digital cameras, printers, etc.????? From what I have read Linux lacks on the gaming field (sucks right??), but is it capable of running windows software/programs???? Or is Linux incompatible.... like Mac and windows???
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