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Signal Ground: Going Linux, Part 1: Choosing a Distro

Jun 04, 2000, 22:44 (0 Talkback[s])
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"If you're a newbie when it comes to Linux, the phrase "at a loss" is probably a gross understatement. Most PC or Macintosh users don't even know where to start. This is the first in a series of articles aimed at helping the newest of the new discover Linux."

"It's easy to survive in the PC or Macintosh world without knowing very much about your operating system. Before you get started with Linux, however, it will be helpful to understand a few aspects of its structure. If this sounds intimidating, don't worry -- I'll compare the different parts of the operating system to the parts of a car to make things easier. Like any analogy, this comparison has its limits, but it gives a good starting point for understanding."

"Purists will have to allow me a little liberty -- this is an intro. With that said, let's dive in...."

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