Yes, I admit it I love Linux, and you may wonder why? Well I’ll tell you.
Actually before I get into that let me make it clear that when I say Linux I am not referring to just one operating system, I am referring to an entire family, a family that has several branches.
One of those branches was made by the “Debian Project”.
The Debian Project is a worldwide group of volunteers who endeavor to produce an operating system distribution that is composed entirely of free software.
This project, in turn, was founded by Ian Murdock on August 16, 1993. It started off as a group of friends expanded exponentially over the years into a rather large community numbering into the thousands. For more information on this Debian project see here
In 2004, there were those who felt that Linux in general needed to be something that everyone could use. Most people then as they do now are just ordinary people and they just need to know where to go.
Thus, the family Ubuntu was born. Its first release was on October 20, 2004. Since then it has become very very popular and generally when people are first exposed to the Linux family, they meet Ubuntu first. Its developers had the goal of making at least some of the family a lot easier to get along with.
As I mentioned before, the family I met first was Ubuntu. Interestingly enough Ubuntu is a child of Debian, then I met its kids Linux Mint and Pinguy OS. There are of course many many more children. So you are bound to meet one or several that you get along with really really well.
Oh, and I didn’t have to take any of them to a fancy restaurant either, they wanted to hang out with me without me spending my money on em!
Is the Windows or Mac Family like that? I don’t think so!!
- Why one should go for Linux (newtechworld.net)