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The REAL Reason We Use Linux

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I think he is spot on, follow the link for the rest of it.
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We tell people we use Linux because it's secure. Or because it's free, because it's customizable, because it's free (the other meaning), because it has excellent community support...

But all of that is just marketing bull****. We tell that to non-Linuxers because they wouldn't understand the real reason. And when we say those false reasons enough, we might even start to believe them ourselves.

But deep underneath, the real reason remains.

We use Linux because it's fun!

It's fun to tinker with your system. It's fun to change all the settings, break the system, then have to go to recovery mode to repair it. It's fun to have over a hundred distros to choose from. It's fun to use the command line.

There are three main reasons Linux is so much fun:

1. Linux gives you complete control
2. Linux isn't widely used
3. Linux is free (as-in-speech)
http://blog.anamazingmind.com/2008/0...use-linux.html
post #2 of 26
my ranking:

Free
Control
Rare
    
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Here's an old thread.....
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Its also good to use so people don't mess with your computer. If I have ubuntu up, my friends/girlfriend are much less likely to use my computer then if I have windows up
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I use it because it's fun and gets the job done at a VERY low cost. And it's something I like to sit down and learn (hence the fun part.)
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Hmm i like my ubuntu simply because its different. reliable and has everything i need except .mdb support.
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post #7 of 26
very VERY true. i love the fact that you can just download any linux ISO that you want, burn it, and screw around with it, modify it, make fixes to it.

tinkering = FUN.
paying lots of money + not understanding Error 124514714q4asg194byanq5h = ***? not fun.
    
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True, the command line is fun. Being free also makes for an amazing OS.
    
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Compiz fusion is ALL that matters; everything else is irrelevant!

Just kidding
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but seriously, compiz fusion is sick
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