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Linux Apps: An Embarrassment of Riches

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Are Linux users really spoiled by the vast array of free, high-quality software that is typically bundled with their operating system? I know I am...
A friend got a new laptop with Windows XP pre-installed. "Does this come with an IRC program?" he asked. No, it doesn't. There are plenty of IRC programs for Windows, but you need to download and install them yourself. Word processing? Not included. Spreadsheet? Windows leaves you on your own yet again. I swear, by the time you buy or download all the software it takes to actually do something with Windows, you might as well install Linux. It would take a lot less time. I don't know about you, but my time is worth money, and if I need to do a whole bunch of software downloading and installation to make my computer usable, we're talking huge TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
 read more | mail this link | score:4610 | -Ray, July 6, 2004
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