Just about all games by ID work natively in linux.
I agree with you buddy. I am not saying that Linux is only for advanced users. What I'm saying is windows is easy for a new comer. For example, Take a newbie, who wants to learn computers for the first time. Give him Windows and Linux and let him tryout. Chances are, he likes Windows than Linux. Because the windows UI is more user friendly. Of course, it doesn't mean that Linux is not user frinedly. But Windows is more user friendly. I tried different Linux versions like Fedora Core, Ubuntu linux etc., and thats just what I believe.
And about the cost concept, Take webhosting packages, You will find everywhere that Linux hosting is cheaper compared to Windows hosting. And Linux is freely availabe for personal users. I just used this concept for comparing costs.
Well, I am talking about the personal users friend. I don't know much about corporate usage. But thanks for your comment.
And What I mean an advanced user is, someone who has experince in computers and a littlebit networking, to use the Complete Power Of Linix.
And most of Linux's power lies in its commands(you can't find this in Windows, whether in commands or in GUI).
Personally I Love Linux.
The point I am going to make comes up in GNOME vs. KDE, C vs. C++, etc. etc. etc. wars. If you start off with Linux, you will be more comfortable with Linux! However if you start off as most people do, with Windows, you will be more accustommed to Windows. Also with GNOME and KDE wars, C vs. C++, etc. etc. etc. wars, people can easily switch, and the other side will soon seem totally alien to them, as someone else said in this thread!
That said, I used to use Windows, and now I use Linux. I also used to use KDE, but I am now hard-set with GNOME. I have never tried C, only C++ on that side, but I transitioned to C++ from Visual Basic .NET, and I transitioned to that from Autoit Script! When I still used Windows, but used C++, Visual Basic .NET and Autoit Script were forgotten about. (of course I use Linux now, and so I can't use those)
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Linux is a scientific operating system developed “source code free” by people around the world. It’s back ground is Unix which was developed around 38 years ago.Whats better Linux or Windows?
For the sake of simplicity, include any Posix compliant as Linux.
Linux would be perfect for a "casual computer user." Those are exactly the type of people who would benefit from a more secure OS without having problems with needing certain programs to work ("casual user" I'm assuming to mean someone who uses the Internet and maybe a word processor or spreadsheet program).If you are the casual computer user, or a hardcore gamer, I would definitely go with Windows. And for versions of Windows, I would highly suggest Windows XP Professional until Windows Vista is cleaned up and becomes less of a resource hog.
I only use windows when I doing some programming languages...
That is because M$ decided to change their dox type again, which is another reason why not to supposrt M$. Thankfully OpenOffice 3 will have full support for the new M$ file types.or basically need to run ms office 2007 due to the docx.... which are not compatible with Open Office 2.4....