May 24, 2002

Why Linux?

Author: Benjamin D. Thomas

"This document started out as a justification for producing another Linux distribution. However, the Simple End-User Linux project (SEUL) has changed
their goals from being a distribution project to working on the non-technical aspects of bringing Linux to end-users -- Linux in education, advocacy
documents, managing and coordinating communications between projects, coordinating feedback from end-users, and hosting related development projects.
"However, this document is still very useful as a description of the reasons for why Linux should be considered as an alternative to other
(particularly proprietary) operating systems. In broadest terms, there are four categories under which this justification falls:
1. Problems with existing systems
2. Technical merits of Linux
3. Deficiencies of current Linux distributions
4. Advantages of commercial systems"
Click Here!