Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How Linux is bad? Why not to use Linux?

LINUX is NOT user-friendly; it is only for programmers who like to work on Linux and solve problems all 365 days in the year...

For me it was funny on the fist time to communicate with everybody trying to solve problems. But when the year is already gone and you see no improvement on this - again and again new releases are distributed which look much prettier but the inside (the true spirits of user friendliness) has never changed. At least I don't see any changes so far.
Why Linux is bad?

If you use non-standard hardware, it can be a pain to get going. My problem was that I had a dandy new 4X CD-ROM (which uses the new ATAPI standard) and an old distribution of Linux, so that at first I couldn't use the CD-ROM to install. I also had problems getting X-Windows to run properly on my ancient monitor. But after 3 days of hacking (and really getting to know the system, I had it all running smoothly.
You (almost) have to be a programmer.
Let's face it, Unix was made for programmers. Once you have Linux running, you'll most likely want to recompile the kernel in order to customize it to your unique hardware configuration. However, the kernel source (and most ANY other source you get later on) comes with a Makefile, which automates the compilation process. All you have to do is answer the questions. You have to be a REAL programmer when things go wrong (and they will every once in a while) and you have to fix them.
You have to become a System Administrator.
Once you've got your own Linux box, you can't simply be a regular user and expect the almighty sys-admin to worry about the details. YOU are now the sys-admin. YOU are now responsible for getting network connections working, making backups, administering accounts for your children, etc. Personally, I don't consider this a bad thing, as it gives you good experience and a deeper understanding of how networks work.

Missing appropriate software on Linux (for particular needs) / Vendor Lock-in.   - Mentioned were in detail: Branch specific, special used apps not platform independent and/or not integrated well, AD, Deployment, AS400, Sage, Meeting- and Conference-Software, Photoshop, Exchange-Integration, Smart-Phone-Integration, AutoCAD, Screen Reader, ...
Yes, this is really an issue - and that is because the fact mentioned. The result is that many developers and software companies still just focus on Windows.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Why to use LINUX ?

There has been a surge of renewed interest in using Linux, in both the server and desktop spaces but still most of the people are scared of using linux.
                               In a majority of other operating systems, configuring your system so that it looks, acts and feels just the way you want it to isn’t always easy. For example, in Windows, say you wanted to have a taskbar at the top of the screen, but keep the start menu and such at the bottom. From what I have been able to tell, that isn’t possible yet. However, Linux’s two main rival desktop environments, GNOME and KDE, allow you to do this. Not only that, but you can have the clock on the left, in the middle, the program menus up there… The possibilities are endless. Also, configuring how pretty much every little detail looks is quite easy, I’ve found. Title bar buttons, scrollbars, screen savers (plenty of those), mouse cursors, login screens… A very long list.

  1. The very basic thing is its Cost. It is freely available & u can download it free of cost from its individual websites. Whereas if u are preferring for windows & all, they will cost u at least 2000.00 rupees.
  2. If u are good Linux use then it is very much powerful than other OS in all aspects except GUI.
  3. The third important thing is Security; Linux is Open Source Software, while Windows is not. The simplest benefits of Open Source Code to demonstrate are increased security, reliability and functionality.
  4. Virus, This reason is always at the top of my list. We all know kids are prone to opening and installing things they shouldn’t. Because you can’t watch your children 100 percent of the time, you can’t know where they’re getting those applications or attachments from. You can make sure those machines have antivirus and anti-spyware, but why even take the chance? When your kids are using the Linux operating system, this concern becomes moot.
  5. Maintenance Cost, for companies & organizations, who use client server mechanism, they can save their maintenance cost up to 80% by switching to Linux.
  6. It Doesn't Crash, Linux has proved to be so reliable and secure that it is commonly found in dedicated firewall and router systems used by high-profile companies to secure their networks. For more than ten years, it has not been uncommon for Linux systems to run for months or years without needing a single reboot.
  7. Not Single Source Software - Linux is distributed by several companies, giving consumers to pick and choose the flavor that best suits their needs. Windows is the product of a single company, Microsoft Corporation. Windows users have no choice but to accept what Microsoft offers.                                                                                                                                        
One more good point to make here, you will end the constant late night computer assistance calls from your “buddy.” He calls because “you’re the computer pro, right?” When he telephones you next, tell him, “Sorry, I use Linux.” You’ll never hear from him again. Even better, he will now start calling someone else with Windows8 and bug them! The pleasures with Linux laptops are endless.

So howz linux? what u think?