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Signal Ground: Going Linux, Part 2: Caldera OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 [Review]

Jun 13, 2000, 07:40 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Moran)

[ Thanks to Ken Treis for this link. ]

"Installing a highly touted Linux distro from Caldera proves to be a good test for a newbie looking for his first Linux thrill. Read on to find out if the installation of Caldera's OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 created a convert or ended in frustration."

"When looking to find an appropriate distro for my first foray into Linux, Caldera's eDesktop was the first suggestion made by my cohort Ken. I asked him wonderingly if this version was going to be easy to install and use. His reply was, "That's why I recommended it for you!". You see, he hadn't personally used this distro yet and was intending to use me as a guinea pig. Even so, I was eager to get started."

"My intention in setting up a Linux system was to attempt to gauge it's value in a home computer environment. This seems to be a popular project with a great number of people right now, and I felt what didn't kill me could only make me stronger. The Linux mantra of free software and super stability is quite attractive to any hardened Windows user. I have been using Micro$oft OS variants for the past dozen years, and I've gained a great deal of insight and frustation using them. I was ready to branch out and experiment to see if Linux lived up to its promises."

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