Today’s Linux Story

Among the top five hundred super computing sites, the vast majority are running Linux. For the desktop environment, there are many opportunities for Linux. For audio, have a look at 42 of the Best Free Linux Audio Software. More broadly, consider these Seven Reasons to Move to Linux. The world of Linux distros is dynamic and stable. The most recent Surprise Desktop Linux Move: Xandros Buys Linspire. It should be no surprise that Linux experiences ‘prolific’ growth, says Linux Foundation’s Zemlin.

Meanwhile, Microsoft tactics push India toward Linux.


  1. #1 Virgil Samms
    July 1, 2008
  2. #2 Sudo
    July 1, 2008

    I am an Ubuntu user, and have found it vastly superior to any of the MS flavors. Although I am recent convert [switched when Vista came out], I have been getting people to at least try it out. It seems that most people who have been using MS all their lives are able to use Ubuntu with nearly as much ease on their first day.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    July 2, 2008

    A functioning Linux system running Gnome with the standard installation is a zero learning curve for a windows or mac user.

    I laugh when people say “yeah, but it’s so hard to configure, you have to use the command line….” and I think, OK, buddy, when was the last time you “configured” your windows PC and that went well?