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[News] New GNU/Linux User Finds Migration from Windows to GNU/Linux Easy

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Interview with a new Linux user

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| Q12:  It's been a few weeks since you switched to Linux. How has it been 
| overall? Do you plan to stick with it long-term? 
| 
| A: Overall it's been about the same as Windows. Something about Vista still 
| creeps me out, so it feels good using an OS that doesn't feel evil. I like  
| being able to get pretty much any program I want free and on demand. 
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http://briancarper.net/2008/08/30/interview-with-a-new-linux-user/

Other bloggers like Leif appear to be moving to GNU/Linux these days. Their
computers are still 'counted' as Windows machines, so Microsoft/IDC/Gartner
can lie.

Why Linux...? You might be surprised

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| When you begin to add the monetary costs, the time spent in updating virus 
| sofware and the frustration of a system that just doesn't work right; Linux 
| becomes the obvious choice. The people that volunteer to develop Linux have 
| created an easy and secure system for you and I, and people are finally 
| beginning to hear about it. Spend 2 weeks using it, and you will soon 
| appreciate what "freedom" really is.     
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http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2008/08/why-linux-you-might-be-surprised.html


Yesterday:

Moving from Mac to Ubuntu: Why I’m switching

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| Why I’m leaving Mac
|
|    1. Crap file management.The Finder doesn’t work for me. No location bar
|    and no tree strucure side panel makes it difficult to navigate folders and
|    move files around the way I want to.
|    2. Insufficient panels & customization. In Ubuntu I can have as many
|    panels I want, can put all kinds of stuff on them, and can arrange them
|    however I want. In OSX You just have the dock, and you can really only put
|    applications or files on them, and you can’t even put in a separator to
|    keep them organized.
|    3. Various other annoyances. Such as:
|           * program menus are glued to the top of the screen on one monitor
|           only, which detaches them from the window. This is especailly
|           annoying when the program you’re using is on the second monitor.
|           * the date/time doesn’t open to a navigable calendar. I often use
|           this to check dates in the past or future.
|           * you can’t see hidden files unless you run a command from the
|           terminal to turn them on. Thus, hidden files are either always on
|           or always off.
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http://meganmcdermott.com/2008/08/29/moving-mac-ubuntu-switching/
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