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MacMerc: Freeloader Friday Download of the Week: PPC Linux

May 08, 2005, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Burnham)

"So, aside from bragging rights, why on Earth would you want Linux running on your Mac? That's easy. GIMP is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Linux design applications. Inkscape (vector drawing) and Scribus (desktop publishing) are just a couple great Open Source creative apps you won't find on the Mac. If you're in web design, you'll find Linux grants you faster, more secure access to your web server.

"So, grab a blank disc and roll up your sleeves. Our first step is to download and burn a 'live' CD that will allow you to boot and play with Linux on your Mac without making any modifications to your hard drive..."

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