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Re: Killer apps/"selling" points of FC and GNU/Linux



> On 11/15/2004 12:08:08 PM, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
>> All of us trying hard to convert friends etc to Linux - what are the
>> arguments used?
>>
>> Mainly curious, but - why should people drop Windows (which they
>> know,
>> most of their programs often only runns there etc) and swich to
>> Linux?
>
> The biggest benefits imho are -
>
> 1) Not very many (if any) viruses for Linux - 'course there are worms,
> but that's an issue on Windows as well.
>
> 2) So far, that I know of, no spyware
>
> Both of those aren't guaranteed for the future - especially with
> distributions like Lindows that (at least use to) default to root user
> eliminating filesystem security.
>
> 3) This is the big one for me - unified facility for updating not just
> the vendor installed software packages, but potentially all software,
> through a single interface.

All of those are nice - but are they "killer apps" for Linux? No - it is
merely supporting functions which make the OS nicer.

What i mean is more like: What can you do on Linux, you cant use Windows
or OSX for? Anything cool that most people would want?


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