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Linux.com: Newbie Questions

Jul 11, 1999, 11:03 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Breit)

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"I have been running Linux on my desktop system for about a month now. I got everything set up, and haven't been happier with my computer. A lot of the reviews Linux has gotten, have complimented many aspects of the OS. People have listened. In the past year, the Linux market share has grown by 200%. I have spent a lot of time in the IRC channel #linuxhelp on the Open Projects server. Due to the large influx of newbies in the Linux community, I have seen a lot of newbies come into the channel to ask questions. No one has any problems against that. After looking at newbies ask questions, I have seen that most of the questions newbies ask are the same. I am going to try to answer a few of those questions."

  • Can I have Windows and Linux on the same machine?
  • What distribution should I use?
  • Can I run my Windows programs on Linux?
  • Can I run a GUI, like Windows?
  • Can I type up documents in Linux?
  • Will my modem work?
  • Where can I get a cheap CD of Linux?
  • Do I need to reformat my hard drive to use Linux?

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