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Computer Bits: Linux for the uninitiated

Jun 18, 2000, 18:24 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Heinlein)

"So you've read some about this Linux thing and figure, "Heck, it's free. I might as well give it a try. What's a 30-gigabyte hard drive good for, anyway?"

"People accustomed to Windows -- or, I suppose, the Macintosh -- are in for a bit of culture shock when they begin to dabble in Linux. I certainly was. Here are some of the issues you'll likely have to face if you've spent most of your computing life in Microsoft Windows."

"...It's not unusual to come across fairly adept Windows users who've spent little or no time at the C: prompt. Microsoft and other Windows application developers want to shield their customers from the slings and arrows of all of those obscure command-line commands and options. Why learn del and copy when Windows Explorer has such a nice graphical user interface?"

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