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Dec 30, 2000, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Ever wondered why seemingly sane people would choose to install and use Linux? Is there some method to this madness? Here's a geek's reasons for leaving the safety of Windows for uncharted territory. What does Linux have that other OS' don't?"

"I'm sure that anyone even remotely interested in computers must have heard of Linux by now. Some have wondered what it is, others have tried installing it. Yet others play with it now and then. Some people bless it and some curse it. Some are scared of the apparent need to learn arcane commands. Others would rather type `find / -name -print' than search through a GUI file browser. "

"But there are many who wonder -- Just what is Linux? Linus Torvalds, the man behind Linux, says that it is not the cure for world hunger. It is an operating system, somewhat similar to Unix. What most people call Linux is actually a core (the Linux kernel, which is all that Linus really developed) and a whole bunch of utilities, applications, TSR's, and what-not. "

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