GNU/Linux Vs Windows: Myths and Realities
After reading the feedback from our readers here and at various websites around the world in regards to my recently published article "How to Quit Windows & cope with Windows Withdrawal Syndrome", I have identified a few more fears which home users have when they quit Windows and switch to Linux.
I believe that Microsoft has gained a strong hold in our minds based upon many myths and fears which I already discussed in my above mentioned article. These myths are fears will haunt us for ages until we openly accept and adopt the freedom of Open Source, even with some of its apparent shortcomings.
Following are a few myths and facts which play a role in whether a home user shifts from Windows to GNU/Linux.
Availability of Linux CDs/DVDs
Availability counts here in Pakistan, if not abroad, where people have DSL and cable internet at home. People find it really difficult to get Linux CDs from the market here and they can't download it due to bandwidth issues.