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DesktopLinux.com: A Consumer's New Choice: Using Linux at Home [Parts One & Two]

Feb 21, 2003, 20:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

From Part One...

"Lots of people have told you that Linux is cheaper than Microsoft's Windows brand systems; this series explores a different question: what are the risks and consequences of using it at home?

"In today's installment I'll look at what Linux looks like on screen and what you have to know to use it.

"As you know Linux is a Unix variant and you know how Unix compares visually to Windows, right?

"Making this choice would, of course, be an absolute no brainer if these images accurately reflected the appearance of the two operating systems; but they don't.

"Unix only looks like a barely readable collection of tiny yellow squiggles on a black background when you look at it through a Microsoft Window; remove that PC filter and the picture changes..."

Complete Story (Part One)

Complete Story (Part Two)

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