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On one of our recent podcasts, we talked about Ubuntu, the Linux-based open source operating system. I recently discovered that Ubuntu is, in fact, the OS Dell and Lenovo are now offering as a Windows alternative.

People often ask about Linux and the move to open source, and I typically advise against it... at least in the current tech environment. While the open source model has its benefits, the most important being the leveraging of collective developer wisdom, there are also many pitfalls for the novice user.

When you buy your next computer and the sales rep or online form asks you, "Windows or Linux?," what will you choose?

The following article provides a few bullet points to consider before taking the open source OS leap:

Is it time to exit from Windows?

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