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Why Linux Alone is Not Enough

I would like to do everything in some Linux distribution because it is free and open source, and I wish to support that, and to try to contribute any enhancements I feel are missing (especially in my field). However, this is not yet possible for me, for the following reasons:

In summary, I need Windows mainly for ``random compatibility'' and a few key applications not available under Linux, and I generally use Linux for all development work. When I need to work in Windows for extended periods, the Cygwin distribution helps immensely (UNIX tools compiled for a windows environment).


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