Posted by: Anonymous
on April 15, 2008 05:42 PM
Seems like a better option than Cygwin if you have to use Windows at work but want the unix-style goodies! However, at home I started switching to Linux a few years ago now. The only thing that seems lacking to me these days in Linux is 3d games but lets face it, consoles do that better now. K/ubuntu has come on leaps and bounds in the past year, there's nothing I cannot do as well as or better than on Windows, including complex tasks like dvd authoring from camcorder footage, plus its all free and I have few worries about malware etc. The system just cannot be compromised like a typical installation of Windows, since no-one uses the PC as administrator and I (and family members) cannot install anything without intending to (and knowing how to set execute permissions on a file). Most anything you want can be installed from the huge repository of maintained applications, instead of downloading dodgy executables from random places.