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21st Century Desktops, Linux or Windows, Does It Matter?

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It is with considerable amusement I view the verbal skirmishes between the gathering Linux and Windoze factions, almost like watching differing Religious sects gather. There are obvious advantages to each O.S. and the philosophy's behind their development, one system having the ability to accommodate the users needs with minimal to no CLI intervention, you don't have to make any decisions, they have been made for you. The alternative OS family gives you infinite control of all aspects of the system, very good for some, very bad for others.

If your O.S. does what you want it to do and you can tolerate the things it does that you don't want it to do, I couldn't be happier.

At this point almost no one remembers what we call a GUI had nothing to do with Bill Gates, in 1974 Xerox introduced a hand full of demonstration “Alto” systems with a fully functional GUI, multi button mouse and office suite. in the following years Amiga workbench, Amiga dos, tons of games and applications, the Amiga 3000 ran a 68000 @ 30 MHz, (32 buss ) it multi tasked flawlessly and rendered complex graphics at a speed that still leaves the uninitiated with sticky drawers.

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