On Wed, 5 Nov 2003 13:01:58 -0600
"Brian E. Adams" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Can you clarify 'linux is far superior to Windows' for
My definition would be that in licensing freedoms,
up-front price, long-term maintainability and
networking/multi-user capability, Linux has Windows
beaten. Hands down.
The long-term costs are constantly argued, and may each be
valid with the *conditions stated* in each report. You
will find that most reports favoring a lower TCO for
Microsoft have strange assumptions being made.
Windows has the advantage of being the dominant player,
and beign in such a position, they wield a lot of
power/influence over hardware and software vendors.
Influence that the Linux community isn't large enough to
have at this point. This advantage has given them the
luxury of being pre-installed almost to the point of
ubiquity. The perception is that Windows is just 'how
computers are supposed to work', and anything different
(Linux, BSD, Mac, etc.) is somehow 'wrong' or 'inferior'.
As Linux continues to build the TREMENDOUS momentum that
it is just now coming to see, there will be a turning
point in popular perception. At this point, Windows will
be just another OS. It may still have its place on some
PCs. It may not. The only thing certain is that they
will be less significant to the overall computing world.
Just my 3 cents... ;)
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