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XYZ Computing: Moving a Beginner to Linux

Nov 30, 2005, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sal Cangeloso)

"If you work with computers a lot, people inevitably find out about it and enlist you to help them with their systems. Personally, I get more of these calls than I would like to admit. Though the services rendered are almost always time consuming and tedious tasks, people generally appreciate the help and are willing to return the favor when they can. This process can become much worse with chronic problems, such as the one I had been dealing with for almost a year. The computer, which soon became my arch-nemisis, was a two year old Dell Pentium 4. This was by any means a solid system which should have been working fine but definitely was not..."

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