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LA Times: Linux's minuses outweigh pluses in 14-day trial

Dec 28, 2000, 20:34 (55 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Kellner)

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"The story so far: In a quest to end my dependence on Microsoft, I embarked on a 14-day experiment. I tossed all my Microsoft programs and made Linux my primary operating system."

"But the experiment hasn't been totally painless. My new desktop computer flaked out at the start, and I had to reinstall all the software before it would work. The Linux programs lacked features crucial to my work. And making the system do what I wanted was very frustrating."

"But there have been bright spots. One of these is a package called StarOffice."

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