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Sep 30, 1999, 17:58 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Nipp)

"Linux has always been touted as a well performing, incredibly stable server platform which is best suited to supplementing your existing server room. Lately Linux has been receiving appropriate recognition as a platform around which to base your server room, rather than something with which to supplement your other operating systems. Linux has also begun receiving acknowledgment as being "ready for the desktop." The desktop and laptop, however, are obviously the overwhelming bulk of PC computer installations worldwide. The power and stability of Linux can also be a boon to the average secretary, teacher, small business owner, etc. on the desktop as the platform on which to run the most common productivity application to date, word processors..."

"The choices of ways to create and edit text documents on Linux are virtually limitless. These choices range from the venerable vi text editor and the more current GUI applications such as Gedit to the full-blown applications like WordPerfect and StarOffice. Many people are perfectly happy to pick a single application to use for all text editing needs which is fine, but some people prefer to use a simpler, smaller application for some of the smaller text editing chores, to each his own. This is the beauty which these choices offer."

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