When people ask why you use Linux over Windows,Mac,and Chrome OS what do you tell them?

Brickwizard

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Most Linux users are also users of Windows or Mac OS, or even users of both.
That I may dispute, yes some Linux users still stick with windows for propriety software, I like many, more on this forum just run Linux systems
I run 4 different distributions, depending on which machine I am using, and have another 6-10 on ext hard drives for testing, thanks to wine & play on Linux I don't even need Microsoft for my what were very expensive windows programs, so my last windows in use was XP. [I still have w7/W8/W10 install discs for repairing other people's boxes when they get so crapped out to fix them] But have no interest in installing and using myself,
 


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The Fireballs - Bottle of Wine (a great song) - is what this reminds me of.

(I will go there. I ain't scared! It's seriously a great song.)
 

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I use bottles to run the windows app(if needed) it is a fantastic app unlike wine it runs in a sandbox so it is isolated from host system
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That looks like an answer for all the people having serious trouble installing and running wine.

I note that it is included in the software manager on Linux Mint.......and it has a setup guide for all the many os's that can use it

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I like the freedom of choice, customization, privacy, security, and relative lack of malware. I don't get deeper than that unless there is interest in conversation.
 

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If I am using an older machine such as my really old 32bit Sony Vaio then an older kernel with a newer version with a desktop that caters for a low ram system makes things easier than Windows this is what you get then there is the TPM rubbish in Windows 11.
 

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The freedom to do whatever I want on my own computer.
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I don't have to worry about spyware, viruses, the blue screen of death, defraging the Drive, constantly cleaning out the crap windwoes creates every five minutes and how slow it is.
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microsuck sells your information to Governments or anyone with cash and there's nothing you can do because you agreed when you installed windwoes.
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The windwoes updates that install whenever they like and brake your system...the secret backdoors in windwoes that allow microsuck employees to enter your computer and change or delete your files.
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The worst of all...paying good money for a licence to use windwoes that microsuck can cancel at any time for any reason because you don't own it.
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