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Why i use GNU/Linux and Free software?

I thought it will be nice to list the reasons for me to use GNU/linux and Free software!

1. First It works!

2. I don’t have money to buy software [:P] (well free software doesn’t need to be free of cost but most of them do)

3. I love the ethics and philosophy involved in free software.

4. I don’t like cracking software.

5. I hate searching for cracks and keygens on that nasty website

6. I don’t want to be called as a pirate by morons

7. I don’t like installing antivirus (It doesn’t mean that GNU/linux dont have viruses)

8. I hate updating them

9. I hate installing device drivers in windows (As they come along with GNU/linux, i dont have to)

10. I hate installing additional generic software separately which i use in day to day business (GNU/linux has most of the generic software inbuilt with the default installation like pdf readers,browsers, media players,instant messenger,cd/dvd writing software,office productivity software,archiver )

11. I dont have to fear of viruses and pendrives anymore.I hate using buggy IE.

12. I hate using mouse (a culprit which will make you tired and sick), I have become a command freak [:P] (you can control each and every part of GNU/linux using commands)

13. GNU/Linux helps me saving battery power of my laptop.

(how? i made my GNU/linux notebook to start in runlevel 3, which never starts the GUI by default, i used to listen songs by creating mplayer playlist and start playing files in runlevel 3 [:D] that is command line. you know what i get 4.5 hours of battery life 🙂 )

14. I have lot of interest in security.

15. I want to be in control of my computer and don’t want the computer to control me [:)]

16. I like sharing free copies of GNU/linux with others.which proprietary software forbids me to.

17. Finally i hate monopoly!

note:points 15 and 16 are added as lajpat’s recommendation 🙂

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  1. Lajpat
    February 3, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    And i wish to add point no 1616 Because you want to control your computer instated of your computer controls you.17 Because it gives you freedom to share software with others.And finally we must call it GNU/Linux not Linux.

  2. Arun SAG
    February 3, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    @ lajpat thanks !!! yeah i missed those points

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