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Re: [vox] Non-Geek Linux Advantages



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On Tuesday, December 25 2001 11:07 am, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> The geeks on this list know why Linux is better than Windows.  But here are
> three reasons why Linux is better for the non-geek.  Reason #3 is the one
> that is both little talked about and very important.
>
> 1)  Stability-
>
> Non-geeks need stability as well as geeks.  I've not tried XP, but I've
> heard that it is very stable.  But at least until XP, stability is a reason
> non-geeks should use Linux.
>
> 2)  Full Hard Disk-
>
> I posted on this before.  Most people don't know about this one because
> they never fill up their hard disks.  When the had disk gets full Windows
> goes south in a very big way.  With 200 megs left on a 4.5 partition,
> Windows becomes more unstable.  With 150 megs left is becomes virtually
> unusable. Linux on the other had runs flawlessly until the point that you
> get error messages that the disk is full and can't be written to.
>
> 3)  Printing Multitasking-
>
> I'm really surprised that I haven't heard people talking about this one.
> Windows may multitask, but it sure doesn't like to.  If I have a big print
> job in Windows, my computer effectively shuts down for all other purposes.
> If I give up trying to work while it is printing, I can barely play
> Solitaire waiting for the print job to end.  So, I don't play.  Linux
> multitasks flawlessly when I have a large print job running.
>
> When I first noticed this difference  two and a half years ago I didn't
> think much of it because I had a winprinter and a linux compatible printer
> both hooked up to a dual boot.  Since the winprinter, by design, runs more
> off of the computer's cpu I figured that it was natural that it would drain
> off more computer resources so that I couldn't do anything else while the
> print job was on.  But on my new Sunset Systems (Rod Roark built) dual
> boot, I've got the same printer for both Windows and Linux.  And still I
> can't work in Windows when I'm printing, but I can in Linux.
>
> Bob
>
>
>
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