May 9, 2002

Why Linux instead of OS X? has the story asking about the purpose of running Linux on a Mac, and it comes up with at least one good reason. "Yes, despite the hoo-hah about free meaning open, the fact remains that Linux has many more no-cost useable small application programs, such as MP3 players, calendars, PIMs, and so on, than any other OS. This may seem relatively unimportant, but if money is a concern for you or your organisation -- and let's face it, if you're using a Power Macintosh 7200 rather than a G4 it probably is -- then a highly configurable OS that you can alter to suit your machines with a large selection of simple productivity applications is likely to be of interest." But ... "Linux is ugly compared to the Mac OS."


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