Thursday, June 10, 2004

The Fast-Food Syndrome: The Linux Platform is Getting Fat

OS News

"Gone are the days when we could advocate Linux as a fast and light OS
that gives old machines a new boost. BeOS on an ancient box is still
faster than Linux on the latest kit. And to me, this is very sad. We
need REAL reasons to suggest Linux over Windows, and they're slowly
being eroded -- bit by bit. Linux used to be massively more stable than
Windows, but XP was a great improvement and meanwhile we have highly
bug-ridden Mandrake and Fedora releases. XP also shortened boot time
considerably, whereas with Linux it's just getting longer and longer and

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