Why GNU/Linux for academics and why Debian in particular?

This is an attempt to explain my position as to why I use GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/Linux, in particular, and why you as a reader, surfer, or couch academic, should want to run GNU/Linux and Debian.

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Created by alienhub 12 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 12 weeks ago
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Can a student go fully open source for 48 hours?

How would an “ordinary” student cope using a non-Windows environment for 48 hours? Would there be any particular advantages, or would he/she find more disadvantages than it’s worth for long term use?

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Microsoft Pays Professor to Write a Paper Against IBM’s GNU/Linux-Powered Mainframes

MICROSOFT'S "academic kickbacks" are no news to us. Microsoft pays hundreds of dollars to professors who secretly promote its products (and bullies those who don't). Microsoft was doing almost exactly the same thing to throw fire at the GNU GPL version 3. The company from Redmond routinely pays academia to promote its agenda and here is the very latest example which comes from the New York Times.

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