[opensource] Linux vs. Windows

Charlie Hayes hayes.465 at osu.edu
Wed Oct 25 11:57:22 EDT 2006


On Oct 25, 2006, at 11:41 AM, William Triest wrote:

> I think the brand new user has the easiest time adjusting to linux.

What are you basing this on?

> I would highly recommend you give it an honest shot.
>
> Can you explain in what ways you are having trouble with it?  We'd  
> be happy to help.  What is the teacher showing you how to do?  That  
> information would really help in evaluating what would be the best  
> fit for you.
>
> --Bill
>
> BRIAN SWANEY wrote:
>> I'm finding Linix to be very confusing, having only understood  
>> computers for a few months. The incompatibility with teachers'  
>> computers is adding to the frustration a little too. Microsoft's  
>> security, however, resembles that of already digested burritos,  
>> making it a risky choice. I value security, but I'm not sure if  
>> Linux is for me (at least not right now), but I'm not sure. What  
>> would you suggest for someone who has had a computer for only 4-5  
>> months, to return to Windows for simplicity sake, or continue with  
>> Linux  for security and tough it out by learning the harder one in  
>> the beginning (note that neither of the OS's content is deleted yet)?
>>
>> -Brian Swaney
>>
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