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a growing interest in using Linux on the desktop computer, and these
days it's easier than ever to try. Some people want to get
power from their desktop computer. Some are fed up with viruses, spyware, and slow,
crash-prone Microsoft Windows, and some simply wish to avoid the high
cost of Microsoft Windows licensing and the pain of "activation
codes." If any of this sounds familiar, perhaps it's time for
to consider trying Linux!
in just a few minutes it's possible to actually be trying Linux on your
desktop computer, and this site will show you how, even on a machine
running Microsoft Windows if you don't want to erase MS
Windows from your computer.
Try Linux Today!
Linux is an
"operating system" (OS) for computers. Other popular
systems you may have heard of would be Microsoft Windows, Unix, and
Apple OS X.
Because of its
stability and low cost, Linux became the fastest growing operating
system for servers (the computers than run big companies, the Internet,
large networks, etc.) Today,
over 25% of all servers run on
Linux! This includes servers from all the major hosting companies (Linux hosting currently available via http://www.hostgatorvpscoupons.org if you are interested).For all the
same reasons Linux has become so popular
on servers, it's now finding its way to desktop computers.
are now versions of Linux created specifically for desktop use, such as Linspire,
which give you the stability and cost savings of Linux, but with the
ease of a windows environment. Schools, businesses and homes
starting to migrate in large numbers to Desktop Linux, just as they
have been for years on their servers.
Use the Tabs along
top of this website to learn more about Linux and then give it a try
today. Perhaps today is the day that you'll join
of others who have already discovered the power, stability, freedom,
and cost savings of Linux!
are you've been using Microsoft Windows for years on your desktop
computer, so why would you want to try out Linux?
lots of reasons, here are just a few...
Cost of the OS.
Linux is only a fraction of the cost of MS Windows, especially when you
consider MS Windows is sold with a per-computer license (Linux is
licensed on a per-user basis). For example, if you had a
at home, one at work, and a notebook for travel,
you'd need three
copies of MS Windows.
MS Windows XP Home Edition is $200
($300 for Professional Edition.) Since MS Windows requires a
separate "activation code" for each of your computers, you've now spent
$600, just for the OS. With
Linux, you'll probably spend
under $50! That's
a savings of over $550!
Cost of the
Computer. You may be
thinking, "But MS Windows came free
with my computer." That's not really the case, because the
computer manufacturer pays around $100 to Microsoft for a license to
include MS Windows, which then gets marked up by both the manufacturer
and the retailer, so you could end up paying around $200 or more for
every computer you buy if it includes MS Windows.
due to the increasing popularity of Linux, there are manufacturers out
there who will sell you a computer with Linux pre-installed instead of
MS Windows, and you'll pay significantly less for these
computers. For example, compare
KooBox, a Linux-based computer
to computers running MS
are some Linux computers from Wal-Mart
for starting at under
are dozens of computer resellers,
all over the world, who will sell
you a Linux computer at a fraction of the cost of a MS Windows computer.
Applications. Here is
where the savings really start to
add-up. To get the basic Office Suite from Microsoft (word
processing, spreadsheet, presentation software), you'll spend around
$500 per computer. Again, because of Microsoft's activation
codes, you'll need one copy for each computer. That means
be spending $1,500 if you have 3 computers. You can find
comparable Linux Applications for under $100 (many even at no cost!),
and you can use them on all three of your computers.
would be a savings of over $1,400! .
Total Cost of
Ownership. Now, toss
in support costs, other misc.
applications, upgrade costs every year or two, and you start to see how
you could be
spending literally THOUSANDS of dollars
to be using that "free" copy of MS Windows that came with your computer.
will work with pretty much all the file
types that are used by MS Windows.
Linux is well known for its amazing reliability...it just runs and runs
and runs. Users often report going months without ever having
rebooted their computer. MS Windows users find it difficult
even go a day without having to reset their computer.
and Security. The
basic underlying architecture of Linux was
designed with security in mind. The problems MS Windows has
with viruses, worms and security breaches are well known. Some
Linux even come with Anti-virus
integrated right into the operating
system for even additional protection.
An "Open" System.
Unlike MS Windows, which has many proprietary parts that only Microsoft
has access to, most parts of Linux are open, so it's much easier for
3rd parties to develop, support and work on Linux software.
you imagine driving a car that only the manufacturer knew how to change
the oil on?
Linux is Fun.
Because Linux is Open, you tend to have thousands of independent
creating interesting software programs
that you can run on a Linux
computer, and most of these applications are much less expensive than
MS Windows applications or even free.
Linux is Cool!
Ask anyone who has used it, they have a hard time ever going