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Why use Linux?

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  • Customization - Since we own the code, you can change it to do what you want, or fix bugs yourself.
  • Compatability - Linux runs on many types of hardware, and plays well with other systems.
  • Security - Linux makes it easier to maintain a secure system.
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    • Most software is installed through the package manager. Binaries are digitally signed and come from a small set of trusted sources.
    • It's hard to distribute evil software when anyone can read the source code.
    • SELinux and AppArmor are available to enforce security policies on the applications you run.
    • Security has been designed into the OS, not just bolted on afterwards.
  • Familiarity - If you know Unix or any of it's other derivitives, you will be right at home with Linux.

  • Price - Linux has no license fees. So you can't beat the price.
  • Low Maintenance - Linux is easy to maintain and automate. So you can't beat that price, either.
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  • Power - From a technical standpoint, Linux is very powerful, supporting many cutting-edge features.
  • Choice - Linux thrives on choice. Pick the software you like, and configure it the way you want to.
  • Freedom - FreeSoftware is owned by the community -- you and me. With Linux, we control our own destiny.
  • Customization - Since we own the code, you can change it to do what you want, or fix bugs yourself.
  • Compatability - Linux runs on many types of hardware, and plays well with other systems.
  • Security - Linux makes it easier to maintain a secure system.
  • Familiarity - If you know Unix or any of it's other derrivitives, you will be right at home with Linux.
  • Price - Linux has no license fees. So you can't beat the price.
  • Low Maintenance - Linux is easy to maintain and automate. So you can't beat that price, either.
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* Why? Look at the Numbers!
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* Why? Look at the Numbers!

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