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Why now is the best time to switch to linux

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In the distant past Linux was the play toy of a group of hobby-hackers. This was a group of people who enjoyed working with a computer on ever level and in every sense of the word. Linux, during this time, was very tough to work with for the average computer user. Intimate knowledge of hardware, software, and Linux commands were required to perform even the most basic tasks. Also during this time, software was not readily available. Normally when a Linux user decided he needed a program he either wrote it, or modified another program to his liking. Needless to say, early versions of Linux were not conducive to mass adoption.

Unfortunately, the “hard to use” stigma stuck with Linux. Even today it still exists. I would say it is the major inhibition when considering a switch to Linux. People are afraid of change. They don’t want to learn a new OS, commands, and file system. I completely understand, but I believe that has all changed.

Today’s Linux is leaps and bounds ahead of yesterday’s. It is absolutely amazing to see how far Linux has come in 10, 5, and even 1 year ago.

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