[clug] Fw: How to prove that Linux is better?

Chris Smart chris at kororaa.org
Sat Mar 22 22:16:18 GMT 2008

Thanks everyone for your replies :)


Chris Smart wrote:
> Anyone got some ideas on how to address this one?
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:     How to prove that Linux is better?
> Date:     Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:13:55 -0500
> From:     yersin huacasi huamán <yersin.h.h at hotmail.com>
> To:     <chris at kororaa.org>
> Hello.
> First, I'd like to thank you for the efforts you make in promoting the 
> use of free software as an alternative to proprietary software.
> Next, I'd like to point out some things related to your site. I'm 
> facing a situation in which I need to prove that Linux is really 
> better, not in terms of freedom, but in terms of numbers. I haven't 
> been successful trying to find reliable information on the Internet. I 
> hope you can help. I'm convinced that by adding links to reliable web 
> sites, your web site will be much more successful in convincing people 
> to use Linux.
> In summary, how to prove that:
> - Linux does not suffer from virus and spyware problems like Windows 
> does. - Linux itself rarely fails complete
> - Linux is designed to be stable, safe and secure.
> My goal is not to bother you, but to give ideas so that your web site 
> can be much more convincing. I've been asked to prove that Linux is 
> better at my university, because I'm implementing an intranet in a 
> computer that already has a license for windows server (2000, although 
> they're about to get 2008). I'd really appreciate it if you can 
> somehow provide me with links to websites that can prove that facts 
> you state.
> Thank you for your time.

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