No doubt there are some folks doing things with Linux that just can't be
done with Windows, Mac, OS/2, etc. But I'm sure I can't be the only one
who finds it's not so much *what* I'm doing with Linux that makes me a
Linux advocate - - rather, it's the *way* I work with my computer now,
as opposed to when I used '95, that makes me a true believer. Mac folks
have said this for years. I think I have some understanding of their
plight now, though our future in Linux is much brighter.
I'm saying that I still use my home machine for coding, word processing,
spreadsheet calculations, and communications (web, etc.), pretty much as
I did with '95. But under Linux and KDE, it is as if my hardware
resources have expanded. It seems almost as if my RAM, CPU, and video
adapter extended themselves magically. Using six active desktops under
KDE, I find myself working in ways I never did with '95. I think nothing
of leaving several apps open for days at a time, knowing they'll be
there when I come back.
I probably get the biggest kick out of the stability of Linux. . .
nothing more needs to be said on that topic, I guess.
So I don't claim to be doing anything great with Linux, nothing original
or spectacular. I'm just doing what I always did, but I feel I get more
out the time I spend computing.
"Things are more the way they are now than they have ever been before."
-Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower