Why I like Linux
This cartoon appeared in the 2003 cover of Business Magazine—or so I was told. I just couldn't resist sharing it, even if more than half of the people who read this blog are Windows users.
Here's another one, from Stickycomics.com. And now I'm bound to offend the Mac users who comprise about a fourth of this blog's tiny readership.
But not yet. Let me appease the non-Linux users with the following:
PC wins this match. I always laugh when I read the captions below.
Mac wins in this one. For the record, not all Linux users look like the geeky guy below.
If you're a dog lover, you can perhaps better engage in the Linux versus Mac versus PC debate with this analogy.
As for me, I'm a true-blooded Linux user. I like it because of its functionality and ease of use. Linux users are generally friendly, too, and they always extend a helping hand when a query is posted in the forums.
There are still some things that are lacking, though. The Open Office Suite still cannot stand up to Microsoft Word. Graphics and video editing are still way easier—and better—done in Mac. Either way, I see myself using Linux in the next couple of years. The open source community is robust like that: people develop software for their own use, for their own purposes, and they share the resources they develop to people who probably have the same needs.
When I saw these penguins (or dolphins, I really can't say) along Timog Avenue, I thought of Linux:
Bottomline: Use the OS that suits—and soothes—you.
I wonder what my family will say. Manong Ralph uses Mac, Sean uses Windows, while my parents have chosen to remain analog.