Use Linux

Tux the Linux Penguin

To be fair, this post is more to start a Computers category so that my old post on hotpotatoes in wordpress has a better home.

But, if I can give one piece of advice for all your computing aspirations, it probably would be to Use Linux.

In the “Real World” this advice should be taken with a grain of salt, as Linux will drive you crazy.

The good points:

  • It’s Educational
  • It’s Free
  • The world would be a Better Place if more people used Linux
  • It can do anything (probably with a large quantity of hacking)
  • People will look up to you (or think you’re crazy, but you can’t please everyone)

The bad points:

  • You have to learn stuff to use it
  • No one has a monetary interest in helping you out
  • Not very many people use Linux
  • Just about everything requires some hacking
  • People will think you’re crazy

but the best things in life are free, and being different has it’s advantages.