Is MS Windows the Best OS for You?
I write this blog after I received in my recent blog a comment from a reader saying that the general opinion in his country is that Microsoft (MS) Windows is the best operating system (OS). He further asked what to do in order for their citizens to consider GNU/Linux as an alternative. I replied affirmatively on his observation but I said that, maybe, majority of the people who said MS Windows is the best OS for them are using pirated or cracked software.
Why did I say that people using pirated Windows OS will definitely consider it as the best OS for them? Consider this, if those people paid for their software and then learned that there is GNU/Linux which can do the same for free, would they not feel cheated? Linux distributions (also called distros) nowadays come in various flavors and I am sure there is one that could fit your needs except playing online and network games exclusively ported to Windows. By the way, there are also Linux games which are similar to the ones you are playing on Windows.
Some Linux distros serve specific applications like Edubuntu for education and Zencafe for café business. However, there are many flavors available for personal and commercial use whose installers are packaged with Open Office for productivity purpose and many other applications which you have to buy if you use MS Windows. There are also distros which are so light in resources even a very old Pentium II unit can run it. All these are freely available on their respective download sites. Some distros in CD form are shipped free to users who request for them while others are charged for the cost of CD burning and shipment only.
Regarding the question of what to do to call the user’s attention to the availability of free and equally useful Linux distros, I say, if the country is a signatory of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Convention and it has a law to implement the IPR of a copywright holder, ask the authorities to do their job of cracking down on software piracy. If done, those who use pirated Windows software will have to look for alternative and they will find Linux. I am sure they will not regret using it and say MS Windows is not the best OS there is.
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MS Windows is best software for those who didn’t use Linux yet as OS. Maybe because MS Windows is more user friendly than Linux. I used both of them as OS because I have two computers, one desktop and the other one is laptop. The only advantage using Linux OS is you don’t have to worry about viruses or spywares. Viruses and spyware programs are created to attack more on Microsoft programs including Windows.
Thanks for posting this blog. Linux OS is really interesting and amazing. I am using Ubuntu and I love it! I don’t have to worry about viruses and spywares. I get free updates which can be easily downloaded. The Open Office applications can open and edit the files saved from MS Office applications. Recently, I added a Virtual Box which allows my Linux OS to run MS Windows OS as a guest, meaning I can run both Linux OS and Windows OS on the same computer at the same time. In my own opinion, Linux is really way better. But of course, everybody’s entitled to his/her own opinion.
MS Windows I think is really the OS that perfectly suit’s me…It’s because it is so very user friendly..hehehe
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