July 17, 2004

Linux still quirky but becoming friendlier

The choice of software to run our computers can get awfully depressing. On one hand, there's Windows XP â expensive and woefully insecure, but it works on almost every machine.

On the other, there's Mac OS X â far more secure, but also expensive and restricted to Apple's own computers.

Where's our independence from this pair? For a growing minority of users, it comes in the open-source operating system called Linux. It's either cheap or free (depending if you buy a packaged distribution or download a version online), it's secure and it can run on any Windows-ready machine.

Link: The Seattle Times

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