September 6, 2000

Why run Linux?

Author: JT Smith

Why use Linux? It's a valid and frequently asked question. Unfortunately there are no good answers. The Linux gurus preach the features as if they were benefits, the zealots preach Linux (or, heaven forbid, BSD) as if it were a religion. But everyone is preaching and no one is providing a useful answer. There obviously is no one single perfect operating system. All the rhetoric about Linux can be confusing since the word "free" comes up a lot. The column is at MaximumLinux.

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