"So you're not a fan of Windows' "blue screen of death." Maybe
you just hate Windows in general. Or maybe you're a simply a rebel
at heart. Whatever the reason, you're ready to take the leap and
give Linux a go."
"But which Linux? One nice thing about this open-source
operating system is that you're permitted to use, distribute, and
copy the source code. (Just try to do that with Windows.) As a
result, Linux comes in dozens of different flavors called
distributions, each with its own collection of software and
"We looked at one of the most popular distributions, the
recently updated Linux-Mandrake from MandrakeSoft. Version 7.1
places an emphasis on user-friendliness and includes tools to
gently ease you into your first Linux experience."
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