Linux PCs as a Gift–Why it’s a Bad Idea

October 21, 2007

For many general consumers, a PC loaded with Linux is not a great idea. Unless the consumer is technology savvy, I do not recommend that they purchase a Linux-based PC—unless they’re using it for a very specific reason or have someone handy that will be willing to support them. Even though both Microsoft and Apple operating systems are far from perfect, they’re a much better bet for general PC usage. For example, it’s typically more difficult to install and configure options such as peripherals or software drivers when using a Linux operating system.
PCs with Linux preloaded are a great idea for some small businesses and technology-savvy shoppers who want to save some money.

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