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Bullet Holed Messenger: The Importance of Stability for New Linux Users

Dec 17, 2004, 01:45 (7 Talkback[s])

"Anyway, I will take this limited opportunity I have with the Linux community’s ear to just give a little advice with regards to helping more newbies get into Linux. As a newb* I’m all too familiar with the nightmarish nature of a Linux install gone awry. And while many experts in Linux, especially from user groups interested in spreading use of the OS are well intentioned, their insight into the ways of the newb is sadly limited, which means that they often use an unsuitable distribution.

"A classic case would be a couple of years ago when I went to a Linux Users of Victoria installfest and got Mandrake installed on my system..."

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