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Subject: RE: Do I Want Linux?
From: "Peter Ring" <pri@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 22:25:29 +0100
Unless you know (and enjoy learning) a bit about the inner working of your 'information appliances', the most obvious advantages of Linux and the *BSDs are price, performance, and stability. Professional support has recently become available, so that is not an issue anymore (but comes at a price, of course). Most any 'enterprise' application (e.g. database systems) is available, while there's still only a small selection of desktop applications (compared to what's available for Windows and MacOS). The real advantage, IMHO, is that these operating systems are open source and come with huge collections of mature system management and development tools. I find a Linux box to be a lot easier to manage than either MacOS or Windows NT, because nothing is hidden, everything is meant to be managed, and the tools are available. If you are satisfied to live within the confines of your favourite applications, stay there. If you need or want just a bit more responsibility, investigate Linux and the other open source *nix clones. Kind regards, Peter Ring > -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf > Of Rick Quatro > Sent: 16. december 1999 04:21 > To: Framers2; Framers1 > Subject: Do I Want Linux? > > > This may not be the forum for this, but I'll throw it out there > anyway. What > are the advantages of Linux? My background is FrameMaker for Mac, now > Windows 95/NT. > > Rick Quatro > Carmen Publishing > 716 659-8267 > email@example.com > FrameScript Information at http://www.mindspring.com/~frameexpert > > > ** To unsubscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org ** > ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. ** > ** To unsubscribe, send a message to email@example.com ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **