What is the use of going through life saying that our distribution is great if we do not really show users of other Operating Systems, the advantages of GNU / Linux?
That is why I have decided to start writing a series of articles where I will try to explain through images and text, how some applications that we use daily in our OS are composed and work, and thus show through practical examples the advantages and disadvantages of each one of them .
I will try to be as detailed as possible, and of course, in order not to be a yellow author, I will have to do thorough preliminary research of the applications to be compared. You have to be fair. For this I will use Debian with KDE y Windows 7 Professional.
Will wear KDE for 3 simple reasons:
- It is the desktop environment that I am using and it will be easier for me to carry out the article.
- It is the environment that currently looks more like what users are used to with Windows 7.
- It is the most complete desktop environment, as we can see later.
Following this introduction, the next article that I am thinking of putting into production will have as its title: Knowing the alternatives: Dolphin vs Windows Explorer, and of course, you can imagine more or less what it is.
My goal is not to create controversy, much less flamewears, but simply to show what are the real benefits of those applications that we use daily and that even have options that we ignore without realizing it, compared to those that come by default in Microsoft Windows.
I'm not talking about OS X, because logically I don't have the opportunity to explore this OS thoroughly enough to give an honest opinion.
I will also skip some topics that may be of interest to newbies, since we can find many articles of this type on our blog. Here are some that I find interesting to take into account:
- What should a Windows user know about GNU / Linux?
- File structure in GNU / Linux
- How are directories structured in GNU / Linux?
- Linux for Dummies III. Desktop environments.
- Tips for choosing a GNU / Linux distribution
Well that's it .. I hope to have the first article of this series ready as soon as possible ... 😉