Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I decided to install Ubuntu on an old laptop of mine this weekend and I feel, I have to say, more, well, resilient already. The intelligence implications are pretty interesting, too.
Now Linux is much loved by the technically proficient but not so much by the rest of us. As you can see in the pie chart, Linux has not quite captured a whopping one percent of the operating system market.
What makes it worse is that Linux has more flavors than Baskin-Robbins. Ubuntu is, however, one of the most popular and best supported of the Linux distributions. Because it is free and focuses on usability, it is often the first choice for newbies like me.
But why choose Linux at all? Here are my reasons (in no particular order):