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Learning Linux

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Wal-Mart sold out of its $199 Linux home computers, and now they’re trying to push a $289 Windows Vista computer (problem: it comes with the Vista OS). But now that they’ve broken the ice, I expect we’ll see more inexpensive Linux machines coming along. It’s likely that they will be aimed at novice users and not really require much (if any) knowledge of Linux. But still…  why not learn a little Linux?

Written by Leisureguy

12 November 2007 at 11:22 am

Posted in Daily life, Software, Technology

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  1. Thanks for the tutorial link, LG. I’ve spent this entire year making the switch from XP and Vista to GNU/Linux, and I was surprised by how easy it was. Unlike Windows, all the major Linux distributions include a lot of free software, from games to office apps to utilities to multimedia. And just-released Fedora 8 is designed around web 2.0 access on the desktop. One more thing, I recently bought a new laptop for my wife, and it was $1200 w/Windows, and $935 without. I loaded Ubuntu on it for her and she does all her office work the same via access to her company’s network.

    I don’t begrudge anyone using Windows, but after 20 years on it nonstop, I’ve earned the right to try something else.


    Zaine Ridling

    12 November 2007 at 5:44 pm

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