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Linux Journal: Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux, Part 2

Dec 19, 2002, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Sure, Linux makes a great gift; but how is it 'the gift that keeps on giving'? When it comes to Linux, this statement isn't just a sales line--it's actually true. Give Linux and you automatically make it possible for others to do the same. Welcome back, everyone, to my holiday wishlist here at Santa Tux's Corner.

"In Part 1 of Santa Tux's Corner, I suggested that you could help bring about the day when the Blue Screen of Death and complex EULAs nothing more than a bad memory. By knowing the joys of running Linux, I suggested that you could help bring that day a little closer. In doing so, you can make someone's holiday celebration a little brighter by giving the gift of Linux this holiday season.

"Consider what a Linux distribution provides as a gift: a powerful operating system with a full featured office suite, contact managers, planning tools, internet applications, multimedia programs, lots of great games and more! When you stop to think about it, that's quite the gift. Best of all, it doesn't have to cost you any more than a few blank CDs and some time with your CD burner. The worst that can happen is the very presence of that Linux CD will prove to be a temptation the receivers cannot permanently avoid. They'll install Linux, the memory of 'this program has performed an illegal operation and will shut down your whole system' will fade from their minds and you will be a hero/heroine. If you need further convincing, read the previous column..."

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