I am often asked why I prefer the Linux operating system (OS) to Microsoft Windows or MacOS. One reason is that I like the concept of free sharing of ideas and information espoused by the Linux community. This is in stark contrast to the vicious, litigious culture of trade secrets fostered by proprietary software producers. Another reason is the ease with which I can configure my Linux desktop to my liking. Using other systems, I’m forced to change the way I work to fit the system.
In an effort to make clear my more objective reasons, I’m putting together a chart comparing Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. It is a work in progress. I will add points of comparison and update the data as necessary. If you find any errors or have suggestions, please let me know. Obviously, I have a bias in favor of Linux, but I want the chart to be fair and accurate.
I hope this will save me from explaining my preference repeatedly. I also hope this will make it clear to all why Linux is a superior system, demonstrated by a simple comparison of specifications. Of course, as always, I support your right to pay too much money for an inferior product if that makes you happy.