posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 09:55 AM
OK, I haven't found much noise from Linux users here at ATS, and I know there must be some. I'm new to Linux myself, having just installed Xandros.
I've already found that while it is a great system, it takes some getting used to.
I wanted this thread to be a resource point for people using Linux, or thinking of switching to Linux, to come to for information and tips on what to
do and how to do it. It seems that some of the things that are done on Windows needs to be done differently with a Linux based OS.
First off, let me say that I'm glad I made the change. I was tired of M$ Bill Gates and Microsucks wanting to approve of every move I made with an
item I paid money for. I don't want to buy a hat and be told by the seller when and where I can wear it, and I feel the same about Microsoft wanting
to limit which machine I can install Windows on. Besides, I was already getting tired of all the security issues with Windows.
Which brings up the first of many questions. Do I need to install a firewall, aside from the one that is built in to the Xandros OS? I realize that
Linux based systems are less prone to worms and trojans and such than Windows, but have I done enough? And what are some good FREE, (one of my
favorite words used a lot with open source OSes.), ones, and where can I best download them?
So offer advice, ask more questions, or just stop in to tell us why you use Linux. And please, tell us the name of your OS, and why you chose it. Tell
what it is you like about it, and what it's faults are. This will help us all decide if we want to try that one out ourselves.
People freely helping other people, maybe the whole world would be a better place with that open source attitude about everything.