Linux vs Windows continues . . .
The world-wide market share for Linux (some 0.05% or so) may be dismal - but just to think that all of us are scared stiff to use Win XP - PIRATED for the reason that we will be caught. I have got news of someone (friends of my friend's friend) being actually caught using illegal copies and had to cough up some Rs. 10,000/- odd. Then why not use a FREE OS like LINUX or a advanced feature rich version from a distro for about Rs. 100. This is just beyond me. I guess the hardware compatibility issues are keeping people away - internal modems, sound card problems etc. Reliability is another issue. But with companies like HP and IBM supporting the Open Source (OSDN) movement such doubts will surely be quelled. With a equivalent for everything in Linux as in a proprietary OS like Windows ( 2000, XP ). Especially in our country, India, where we cannot afford to shell out 10K everytime for as many licenses as PCs. With the new BlueCurve and other such slick and rich and friendly User Interfaces (KDE & GNOME) the experience would enormous and productivity would surely go up. I used PCQLinux and Caldera when doing my projects in college and my experience has been satisfactory. Red hat the best distro is out with their Ver 8.0
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