Chris Clay Clay

I have been a systems administrator of both Windows and Linux systems for over 17 years, in educational institutions, enterprises, and consumer environments. Throughout the years running Linux and Windows side by side, I have seen Linux countless times surpass Windows in performance, reliability, cost savings, and more recently user experience. The power of Linux and open source software is one that cannot be ignored by businesses or individuals, and has been making waves in the world of proprietary software and Microsoft. From multiple frustrations of using Microsoft products and seeing open source products excel over them, I have drawn an interest in writing more about my adventures in both, and doing research about the two with their vast differences. Today I administer and consult for both Linux and Windows, but prefer Linux on systems that I personally use. I run Linux on the desktop and have migrated family and friends as well from Windows to Linux with astounding results. The blog documents my observations along the way.

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Why I still hate Windows

Why I still hate Windows

I've posted many times over that I used to be an avid Windows and Microsoft supporter, mainly around the Windows 95/98 days. However, after being introduced to Linux, I soon realized that Linux surpasses Windows in many ways, especially system reliability.

July 8, 2010 by in Open Source

Complete Linux font management

Complete Linux font management

During my old days of using Windows, font management was one thing that Windows had a hard time with. I never really found a good Windows app that would handle complete font management, that was easy to view a list of fonts and install/remove them, without paying a lot of money.

June 29, 2010 by in Open Source

Being locked in with proprietary software

Being locked in with proprietary software

I've written before about problems with proprietary software, and how some software vendors are locking in customers and using their leverage to cause painful headaches. Just today I was dealing with changing an IP address on a Windows server and therefore needed to get a new license file for a software package that runs on that server.

June 16, 2010 by in Open Source

IP Rights, Again?

IP Rights, Again?

It seems that there have been numerous "deals" behind closed doors going on ever since the famous Microsoft and TomTom case over patent infringement and the FAT32 filesystem back in February 2009. Over and over, reports surface about Microsoft making secret deals over IP rights with various and large companies, like Amazon.

May 4, 2010 by in Open Source

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