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Installing and using Ubuntu Netbook Edition

Nov 18, 2010, 22:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Egan)

"Heard about Linux but never dared to give it a spin? You don't have to, because I did - and here's how I got on.

"Between office, home and smartphone, there are multiple operating systems in my life: Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP on various PCs, OS X on my Mac, and Apple iOS on my iPhone. I've used multiple smartphone operating systems, and fear not one of them, but I've never before used a Linux OS.

"I have, of course, heard of Linux, but it's never been a direct part of my computing life. Colleagues have long espoused the virtues of open-source, but it's always seemed too much of a faff - a hassle to download and install, and an unknown quantity in terms of compatibility. In short, Linux is for weirdos, or so I thought."

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