Why Linux?

Burak Dayioglu (burak@akdeniz.edu.tr)
Tue, 23 Jul 1996 08:22:13 +0300 (EET DST)

> Why are people switching to linux?

It's not the easiest system to use; that's a Mac. [*] It's not the most
powerful computer system; that's a Cray. [*] It's not the most reliable
system; there's no such thing. [*]

But it's the only system where you can get the source code for every
component and tinker with it, if you really want to. Not for everybody,
Linux is the computer world's equivalent of building and remodeling your
own home, exactly the way you want it.


" I've had lots of failures. I have learned that if you're not failing a lot,
you are probably not being as creative as you could be, you are not
streching your imagination enough!"
John Backus (Inventor of FORTRAN)