5 reasons to ditch Windows for Linux

LINUX has been in the ascendancy ever since the open source operating system was released, and has been improved and refined over time so that a typical distribution is now a polished and complete package comprising virtually everything the user needs, whether for a server or personal system.

Much of the web runs on Linux, and a great many smartphones, and numerous other systems, from the Raspberry Pi to the most powerful supercomputers. So is it time to switch from Windows to Linux? Here are 5 reasons why you should.

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Microsoft Creates Its Own Distribution Of FreeBSD Operating System

Coming back to the latest development, Microsoft has published a distribution of FreeBSD 10.3 and made this operating system supported and available in Azure. Before this step, if one was willing to run FreeBSD image in Azure, he/she had to bring a custom image from outside.

Along with this availability, Microsoft has brought technical support for the same via the Azure portal.

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Credibility and trust: Microsoft blows it

By forcing Windows 10 on users, Microsoft has lost the tenuous trust and credibility users had in the company
On the surface, Microsoft has yielded to turns in the market more rapidly. But now they’ve blown it, pushing back increased trust and credibility, perhaps years, and for an inane reason: shoving Windows 10 down user’s throats.

It’s a fine operating system. It has the madness of near-malware ads now sewn into it, and damnable tracking—with no publicly vetted method of preventing adware malware. Yet it’s more stable than Windows 7, it’s nicer to use than Windows 8-something, and it’s a great price model.

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Open source networking: The time is now

We are never going back to proprietary networks. Today’s world is all about open—from APIs to partnerships to end-to-end orchestrated services. It’s about time.
Vendor lock-in is dead. Proprietary specifications are dead. Closed vendor ecosystems are dead. Today’s networks are increasingly defined on de facto and de jour open standards—call it open source, call it open APIs, call it whatever you want. It’s all about openness and collaboration. Vendor consortia are open, as are the many partnerships and pairings between standards-defining organizations.
It’s about time, and it’s all good.

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