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Why Linux isn't too fat & MS hurts customers

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As people make the transition from Windows to the increasingly popular Linux operating system and open source applications, many questions arise. Software consultant Peter van der Linden aims to answer those questions with his new book "Peter van der Linden's Guide to Linux." In this SearchOpenSource.com interview, Van der Linden explains why users should make the jump to Linux for reasons such as cost, security and convenience.

Van der Linden: I don't think there are any interesting differences between Gnome and KDE. I don't think there are any interesting differences between any desktop environments, except Apple's Aqua environment and everything else. Apple is so far ahead of everyone else in desktop environments that it's not even funny.

Full Interview.

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