"First, a proviso. Neither Windows 2000 (W2K) nor Linux makes
any bones about it: they are not (yet) aiming for the consumer
market. We're talking cutting edge here, and both operating systems
currently demand some degree of computer savvy. In particular, if
you like the games you play on your Windows 95 or 98 machine, don't
even think about upgrading. Few modern games will run on either of
the new systems...."
"Because manufacturers depend on Windows compatibility for their
sales, you'll find that the latest hardware has an excellent chance
of running under W2K. Linux usually takes a while to catch up, but
because Linux users are more thrifty, older add-ons will be
supported even when Microsoft is happy to disregard them as
hopelessly old fashioned. W2K turned its nose up at my ancient
sound card: Linux greeted it like an old friend."
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