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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Bob Smiley left a fantastic comment on my blog a few days back. The comment was so rich, detailed and lengthy that it justifies a blog post all on its own. So, Bob Smiley summarises the advantages of Ubuntu.
The advantages of Linux (Ubuntu in particular) are:
a) It’s free of charge (seriously, you can download and install it for free!)
You’re free to do with it as you please (no proprietary / closed source apps, unless you install them yourself.)
c) Ubuntu comes with a huge store-house of applications you can download and use via package managers that make installing things a breeze (if they’re pre-packaged)