[News] Experiment with GNU/Linux Shows Where it Beats Mac OS X and Windows

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Top 10 things I have learned since the start of this experiment

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| [...]
| 5. Linux might actually have a better game selection 
| than the Mac!
| Obviously there was some jest in there but Linux really 
| does have some gems for games out there. Best of all 
| most of them are completely free! Then again some are 
| free for a reason…
| [...]
| And the #1 thing I have learned since the start of this 
| experiment? Drum roll please…
| 1. Linux might actually be ready to replace Windows for 
| me



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| Several months later and the happy couple love their new machine, it’s
| stable, fast and other than the odd glitch (Flash in Firefox sometimes
| doesn’t work), they are really happy with Ubuntu.


Gameloft Moves 1,000 Desktops to Ubuntu Linux

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| “It’s been a pretty big deployment, well over 1000 desktops and it’s been a
| huge success,” crows the source. “Ubuntu does the same job [as Windows] for
| zero cash. The most painful thing about the change over was moving to
| Thunderbird from Outlook. No one has batted an eyelid about moving to Gnome.”

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