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I've been using both Ubuntu and Linux Mint since April 2013. I may not know too much in general about Linux at the time of writing this, but I learn more everyday.
I'm a long-time Windows nerd, growing up with Windows 98, and learning other Windows versoins as I go, even if it means doing so through Betas. However, my movement to Linux has been largely due to Microsoft's bad decision making strategies as of late. Ever since that long gap between the release of XP and Vista, I've found myself wondering "What were they thinking?"
Now, I've come to see them as a threat to the computer industry, itself. I've also learned just how restrictive Microsoft's licensing can be, allowing only a handful of PC's to run a certain license/copy of Windows (or any other Microsoft product), while using short-sighted "anti-piracy" DRM-oriented tactics to enforce this, often at the frustration and expense of their own paying customers.
As we all know Linux distros like Ubuntu are different, in that they are meant to be free, and not just to use... free to distribute, study, modify, allowing it's user to use to its maximum potential. That, I assume, is why the world's 10 fastest super computers run some form of Linux. Thanks, Torvalds, for granting us the freedoms that Microsoft may never allow us to have....
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