debunking myths and facts,
from the register,
"Much ado has been made about whether or not Linux is truly more secure than Windows. We compared Windows vs. Linux by examining the following metrics in the 40 most recent patches/vulnerabilities listed for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 vs. Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS v.3:
The results were not unexpected. Even by Microsoft's subjective and flawed standards, fully 38% of the most recent patches address flaws that Microsoft ranks as Critical. Only 10% of Red Hat's patches and alerts address flaws of Critical severity
Also in PDF format here.
- All windows can be keep above other and even when the application is not designed to do so (right click on a windows title and under "advanced" - "Keep above others")
- KDE can be tuned through the control center a lot more and without any 3rd party tool. Moreover this control center is organized in a better way.
- Killing an application is a lot more easier too, CTRL-ALT-ESC and a skull appear. At this point I remember how difficult it is to explain to a joe user how to locate a task in windows task manager and kill it... (especially if You also do not now the name of the task and hunt for it)). Note: a task manager can be launch under KDE with CTRL-ESC
- In konqueror copying a image in a directory where it already exist, start a comparaison windows to help You to decide between overwriting or cancelling. Very useful
- Hover on images, text or pdf and a preview pop-up in Konqueror (the default file manager)
- A lot more view mode for your files 7 and all are nice depending on situation (only 4 in winxp)
- KDE control center is a lot lot better and easier to understand compare to Windows control panel
- You like an image and want to use it as a wallpaper? drag it on the desktop, a contextual windows will propose You to use it as wallpaper
The best way to make KDE a try is to boot a free linux live CD (boot in 1 min and dont write any data on your disk, only use RAM memory) like knoppix - www.knopper.net/knoppix or any other live-cd flavours
Everything on this page should NOT be applied
"In the interests of creating employment opportunities in the Java programming field, I am passing on these tips from the masters on how to write code that is so difficult to maintain, that the people who come after you will take years to make even the simplest changes. Further, if you follow all these rules religiously, you will even guarantee yourself a lifetime of employment, since no one but you has a hope in hell of maintaining the code. Then again, if you followed all these rules religiously, even you wouldn't be able to maintain the code!
You don't want to overdo this. Your code should not look hopelessly unmaintainable, just be that way. Otherwise t stands the risk of being rewritten or refactored."
According to the latest studies in germany (companies not affiliate with M$).
- Saving Cash: A Comparison of Open Source and Proprietary Software
- Yankee Independently Pits Windows TCO vs. Linux TCO
- A User point of view
- Four out of four experts agree: Linux lowers TCO
But what is the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)?? The table below show You the main differences between
Free Softwares and Proprietary Softwares TCO.