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Old 23. Mar 2015, 08:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
Remah
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Software written primarily for Linux often works differently than software written primarily for Windows. There are different conventions, defaults and "standards" used by developers on each platform.

If you run Linux-sourced programs on Windows you can see some of the advantages and disadvantages of shifting to Linux such as:
- Some people struggle with the differences in the user interface. It was a major issue with applications like GIMP which has since improved its Windows features.
+ Some people prefer programs that don't store configuration information in the Windows registry.

A pro of Linux is that the transition to it from Windows can be gradual and you don't have to get rid of Windows unless you no longer have any need for it. For example:
  • As a first step towards Linux, it could be worthwhile running software written primarily for Linux that also runs on Windows. You can see if the applications suit you and do what you want.
  • A second step, which is a pro of using Linux, could be to dual boot your Windows computer by installing Linux as well. Then you can run both.
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