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Why Are You Using Linux on Your Computer? (Poll Closed)

  • Hardware Limitations on Current PC (low RAM, slower CPU, etc)
    5%

     
  • Better Protect Users From Malware
    25%

     
  • To Geek-out With Something New
    70%

     
Posted 6 years.

5 Comments

  • Jim Scholfield - 6 years ago

    Geek out is only partly true for me too. More than the free aspect, though that was important, it was a way to get schooled back up to where I wanted to be. At one time I was at a higher technical level but that had kept coming down as I got further from hands on technical jobs. I missed getting my hands dirty and needed to get more technical again.

  • Brian Tomlinson - 6 years ago

    I selected geeking out, but that's only partially true. Unfortunately, 4,000 characters isn't enough of an allowance to list all of the reasons as to why I've been a Linux user since I was a kid and have stuck with it despite the supposed "user friendliness" of other Operating Systems. :P

  • John Pugh - 6 years ago

    Well...not exactly the right answer, but the best out of the 3. I've been using Linux since the late 90's and 100% full time since 2001. I did it because it was the best choice at the time. Nothing else was even close to what Linux provides and at this point I continue to use it because it still serves the purpose and the fact that I'm better protected and have better tools helps.

  • Carey "Da" Head - 6 years ago

    I chose "To Geek Out..." but the real reason is that I had just gotten so fed up with Microsoft. I think Windows 8 is terrible and their continued lack of support for open standards is infuriating. I chose to switch to Linux in order to have a system that I felt belonged to me, and was willing to do the work needed to learn it.

  • Tony Flemign - 6 years ago

    Not exactly my best answer but closest to what I would say. I just prefer Linux over Windows and OS X.

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